Monica Lundy – January 13, 2018, Rome
Dimensions: 8 x 6″ paper
Medium: burned drawing on Fabriano paper
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About this work Monica says, “On June 12, 2017, I arrived at the American Academy in Rome with a suitcase, a small selection of art supplies and a two small boxes of my favorite Fabriano medioevalis papers. One of my first experiences at the Academy was attending a lecture by Anne Hamilton, in which she cited:
‘Sometimes you have to go half way around the world, to a place with a language you don’t speak, to come into recognition. As an artist, you always begin with nothing. You must begin blank, which means you arrive with nothing. But you always have your hands with you.’
Since that day, her words have been pinned to my various transitory studio walls. When I arrived to Rome in 2017, I had just begun a significant life transformation, in which almost every aspect of my previous life had to be let go. In retrospect, it was in fact a time of profound metamorphosis.”