TODAY I GOT UP chronicles the front page of the New York Times noting the font size of the main headline. This work has two parts; a monthly calendar and a weekly rendering. Full Project Statement HERE

TODAY I GOT UP is the latest iteration of my ongoing project, RESIDUAL INK DRAWINGS, a series that utilizes reclaimed ink from empty ink jet cartridges.

In the monthly series, a tally mark is hand painted with black ink each day the main headline appears in all caps and exceeds 30 points and in red when it exceeds 36 points. If neither occurs, no mark is made.

The second part of this work examines a week of headlines. Using the same criteria, I select two words from each headline and place on a page creating a sort of concrete poetry. The ink bleeds and soaks through the paper rendering the words, at times, unreadable.

The ink in both cases is applied from the rear (uncoated) side of photo rag paper. The coated side resists the ink when applied in this manner and exhibits a blurred trace of the mark. For me this application mimics and visualizes how our daily experiences are layered, absorbed and stored within us as we wait for the future to arrive.

How news is told and sold has been a long- standing interest of mine. I find as I move through these difficult times that I often feel saturated by the data and statics that pour over me day after day. As one day blurs into the next, comprehension often seems just beyond my grasp.

This project pays homage to the seminal works of On Kawara, “Today” and “I Got Up”. These works affirmed his own existence and in return, ours. It is my hope that this series might offer similar reflections.

The monthly series covers the time period of November 2016 through January 2021. There are 51 prints. The weekly series covers the dates of November 19, 2019 through January 21, 2021 and there are 58 prints.

TODAY I GOT UP was recently named as a Top Ten 2021 Finalists in the 95th Annual at The Print Center by David Campany and Larissa Goldston.

Today I Got Up / Month / November 2016 - January 2021
51 5.5" x 7" prints
November 2016, December 2016

January 2017, February 2017, March 2017
April 2017, May 2017, June 2017
July 2017, August 2017, September 2017
October 2017, November 2017, December 2017
January 2018, February 2018, March 2018
April 2018, May 2018, June 2018
July 2018, August 2018, September 2018
October 2018, November 2018, December 2018
January 2019, February 2019, March 2019
April 2019, May 2019, June 2019
July 2019, August 2019, September 2019
October 2019, November 2019, December 2019
January 2020, February 2020, March 2020
April 2020, May 2020, June 2020
July 2020, August 2020, September 2020
October 2020, November 2020, December 2020
January 2021