“Borderless” by Tim Macy
I have felt so wonderful the last few days being in Flagstaff, I really don’t want to go back to Madison. Go back to work in a job that while I sometimes love it, I’m feeling burnt out from. Back to my sort of crummy apartment. Back to my less than thrilling solitary existence. Most of the time I’m okay with all this, but as I get older I’m starting to feel the need for more. To find what defines me, to carve out my future.
This next year is going to be challenging in a good way. There will be so much to do, so much will be changed. I am so excited for it, yet I know that in the meantime I will be aching on the inside as I plug away in Madison, waiting for the pending transition to become a reality. Waiting for the day when I can finally take the leap that I’ve been wanting to take for many years.
I will miss my family dearly. I will miss parts of Madison. I won’t be as close to my best friend. I’ll be taking on a ton of new things all at once which is probably the best thing for me right now. I know that it’s what must be done and my heart and soul agree with my decision, and as cheesy as it may sound, too many things have come together to make this make sense.
I’m going to move to Flagstaff.
Ahhh yes. In about 5 hours I’ll be pulling into the Amtrak station in Flagstaff. So far, the train ride has been good. Bathrooms are too small and I can’t wait to use a proper restroom again! So many photos taken already, lots of pretty country out there!
New Years Eve
Dickinson County, Virginia
Arts & Crafts inspired in the north east. Archer & Buchanan Architecture.
Derailing My Train of Thought by Thomas Wightman
Says Thomas about this project: “The final book sculpture of my major project series. Like the previous two sculptures it uses a visual metaphor to convey the emotions of obsessive-compulsive disorder, and embodies my research by visualising an expression used by a sufferer of OCD. The expression was ‘derailing my train of thought’, because the person felt that the rituals they had to perform were disrupting their day. Where the compulsions and worry would side track them from doing everyday activities.
To convey this metaphor the sculpture shows a train travelling on a journey that has become disrupted, leading it to derail from its set path. Typography was used on the tracks for the title of the piece, also type was used for the coal. In the scene it shows the coal cart tipping over where the type has become mixed up to symbolise the mixed emotions during anxiety and panic”.