Tuesday, December 2, 2008


in august i was juried* into a new artists' community called the workhouse arts center in lorton, virginia. my cellmates and i are having a reception on december 13 from 7 - 9pm. please come.^ it is free. and i would like to see you.*** and so would my art.

in the meantime, here's a preview:

you can also check out my website: http://www.anniegedicks.com/.****

and a smidge of what it's about:

my working metaphor is inspired by descriptions of the richter scale, which measures the intensity of earthquakes. the tremors just under the earth's crust are like emotional tremors within our internal worlds. they range from micro quakes that happen daily - not felt, but not unrecorded - to major quakes that are less frequent, but can cause significant damage in populated areas. i wonder, are we really that different from nature? our personal disasters are as sudden and forceful, as devastating and destructive, as insignificant. they are terrible. they are beautiful.

*for you non-arty-farties out there, this means that i had to apply, submit samples of my art in both digital form and actual work ready-to-hang (on the wall), wait anxiously for acceptance, rearrange my life and sign a 3-year lease. this is not a job. i pay rent. but in the art world, being accepted to something like this is a very good thing.**

**yes. i'm kind of a big deal. (gag)

***don't make me beg. that's just sad. you don't want to see that.

^my handy dandy link to googlemaps wouldn't work so here's the address: 9601 Ox Rd, Lorton, VA 22079

****bonus points for anyone that can tell me the differences since i last posted it (besides the introduction of real words on the homepage)