Barely free themselves from the worn-out threshold,
You lift very slowly on black tree
And place it against the sky; slender, alone,
And you have made the world, and it is huge.
And like a word which has grown ripe in silence
And as your will seizes on its meaning,
Tenderly you eyes let it go
Entrance, Rainer Maria Rilke
Name and the process of naming are often associated with moments of great importance (e.g., discoveries, births, treaties, exchanges, marriages... a change of name. Sometimes you have had time to understand something for a while and realize you were describing it wrong the whole time.) I love the word "peripatetic," and found it a good umbrella to create under for a time. But, for reasons practical , I would like to introduce my new studio, Restless Map.
Painting and drawing have presented ways for me to understand the landscape I live in and move through. The need to define drives me, yet with each finished painting see the places I call home become more fluid, with many entrances and exits that change over time. My new name captures something solid, but also something alterable. An object to navigate by with a sense that no place will be the stopping point.