So, I don’t know if I have really said this were too many people can here it, but I’m working on a book. The subject of this book is post-postmodernism and how it affects/effects different creative pursuits: art, craft, cooking, music, yada yada yada…
No, I’m not under contract; I’m just insane. \o/
This idea came about because I was trying to figure out where my art practice fit within the Fine Art World (FAW), and basically as the FAW stands now, I don’t think I do. I’m conceptual but not so far conceptual where I’m willing to sacrifice aesthetic and form for concept.
And I keep seeing other artists, crafters, chefs, musicians, and writers who are concerned with the same sorts of things. In particular, Faythe Levine and Cortney Heimerl, authors of Handmade Nation: The Rise of DIY, Art, Craft, and Design, have really begun to delve into these ideas of post-postmodernism without even mentioning the theoretical underpinnings.
So, ya know, y’all should read it.
But this *waves vaguely* is my idea. I have the educational background to do it as well as access to several libraries, the aetherwebs, and my own devious, little brain.
Suggestions of books or articles to read, artists to look into, bands, crafters, chefs–anything and anybody that you think might fit–feel free to pass my way.
If people would even like to contribute to this text, even better.
I can’t guarantee that this book will eve be printed, but it will not be from lack of trying!