I am Ready to Quilt Myself into Myself
Artist’s Commentary: This series began with a writing project titled ThreadSpeak which centers around nearly twenty years of diary entries. Part of this project is an attempt to speak back to my own words and thread these selves together. An obsolete definition of the verb “to quilt” is “to join together passages of text.” Becoming my own quiltmaker meant thinking about what it would mean for a text to perform this process.
Mercedes Lucero is a writer who seeks to push the boundaries of what writing can do. Her most recent book, Stereometry (Another New Calligraphy, 2018), is highly conceptual and a good example of this. You can find her at www.mercedeslucero.com.