Doing the Best I Can, 2019
Artist book exploring the parelells between
being an artist and being an athelete.
made in collaboration with Diamond Stingly.

with Diamond stingly
for façadomy
Acquired by the MoMA Library

“What does it mean to be an athlete? It's more of a state of mind than a specific type of activity. On one hand, to be an athlete is about the violence inherent in always being observed, judged, and evaluated. But it’s also about the joy that comes with overcoming an obstacle. It involves living a life where danger and pain might possibly become exuberance and celebration—or might not. It begins and ends with risk.” —Wattis Institute

DOING THE BEST I CAN brings together writing and sculpture by artist Diamond Stingily. A poem by Stingly recalls being a child athelete, and becoming an artist. One folds in to the other, reaching a point where their demands are indistinguishable. The poem is punctuated by the faces of other girls from her little league softball team—appearing opposite trophies rendered in gold with engravings deadpan enough to read as humor, or epitaph.

Gold Risograph printing on
Mohawk Keaykolour paper in Prune
4x6in color photo attached to cover with metallic gold scrapbooking corners
28 pages
Edition of 50
Printed with Endless Editions

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