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.

December 19 - December 25, 2019



December 26, 2019 - January 1, 2020
January 2 – January 8, 2020
January 9 – January 15, 2020
January 16 – January 22, 2020
January 23 – January 29, 2020
January 30 – February 5, 2020
February 6 – February 12, 2020
February 13 – February 19, 2020
February 20 – February 26, 2020
February 27 – March 4, 2020
March 5 – March 11, 2020
March 12 – March 18, 2020
March 19 – March 25, 2020
March 26 – April 1, 2020
April 2 – April 8, 2020
April 9 – April 15, 2020
April 16 – April 22, 2020
April 23 – April 29, 2020
April 30 – May 6, 2020
May 7 – May 13, 2020
May 14 – May 20, 2020
May 21 – May 27, 2020
May 28 – June 3, 2020
2020
June 4 – June 10, 2020
June 11 – June 17, 2020
June 18 – June 24, 2020
June 25 – July 1, 2020
July 2 – July 8, 2020
July 9 – July 15, 2020
July 16 – July 22, 2020
July 23 – July 30, 2020
July 31 – August 5, 2020
August 6 – August 12, 2020
August 13 – August 19, 2020
August 20 – August 26, 2020
August 27 – September 2, 2020
September 3 – September 9, 2020
September 10 - September 16, 2020
September 17 - September 24,2020
September 25 - October 1, 2020
October 2 - October 8, 2020
October 9- October 15, 2020
October 16 - October 22, 2020
October 23 - October 29, 2020
October 30 - November 4, 2020
November 5 - November 11, 2020
November 12 - November 18, 2020
November 19 - November 25, 2020
November 26 - December 2, 2020
December 3 - December 9, 2020
December 10 - December 16, 2020
December 17 - December 23, 2020
December 24 - December 30, 2020
December 31, 2020 - January 6, 2021
January 7 - January 13, 2021
January 14 - January 20, 2021
January 21 - January 27, 2021