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A few months ago, I was invited to be one of 12 writers to participate in a project organized by Shaun Kardinal, titled "Forward".

Writers for "Forward" were charged to inaugurate one of twelve evolving physical artworks with a written intention. We were provided with 36 postcards on which to gain inspiration and write. Following this, the postcards were then transformed into a sculpture by Shaun with our words lining the inside of the piece. An exhibition was then held with all twelve works, during which time we had the opportunity to read. So of course, I jumped on the opportunity! Below are a couple of my favorite postcards/poems and the sculpture created from them.



Final sculpture

This and the other 11 sculptures will be given to another artist, and over the next three years, will be changed and exhibited annually. The project is a continuation of "Turn", another collaborative series which connected twelve artists who transformed and exhibited a single object monthly for a year. As it evolved, they were asked to think of every iteration as a single piece, to consider when it was theirs—and if ever it was not. "Forward" reiterates this ethos and continues to examine impermanence, empathy, and the ceding of ego, while defining a span in the arc of time.

Check out the project website here!

(Source for event descriptions- Shaun Kardinal)

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