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Jan 10, 2013
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Bodies of work

Artists often talk about a “body of work.” It’s the thing you shoot for, the slow accumulation of all the bits and pieces over time into something substantial.

One nice thing about being someone who makes things of a uniform size and shape is that you can see your body of work coming together visually. Above, boxes of Jessica Hagy’s index cards, and below, James Kochalka’s 14 years worth of American Elf sketchbooks.

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    Someday I hope to have an index card collection like this one. Organized in the Dewey Decimal system obvs.
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    Looking at things like this is also why I like traditional media. being able to see the physical collection of work as...
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