Creating Art as a Memoir
I've done a lot of reflecting on my life in 2020, not only because of the pandemic but because I needed a brain surgery this summer. I lost months being in the hospital and learning to walk again. If you have to take it easy and recover your balance, a pandemic is a great time to do it. There's no FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), since nobody else is out traveling or doing anything exciting either. A Smithsonian "Art as Memoir" class helped me put some memories together in six accordian tiles, reflecting on childhood, working amidst health challenges, and this bizarre year of endurance.