Tuesday, August 2, 2011


I have updated my website with new work. It's now August - and for me when Summer comes to an end, then the year is almost there as well. (www.annmarietornabene.net)

Seems August is always the month that I reflect on what I have done throughout the year. This was a tough year. I have to say tis is the first year that I really had the toughest time coming up with a new solid body of work. My mind has not had such a lack of focus in a long time. I did make work - a lot of it - I created videos, photos, paintings, drawings and wrote a book. I needed time, though, to sift through what I did, though and see what I could add to my site. I have done so and I have to say that I am pleased with what I have so far and now will see what needs further exploration. In the meantime, I am preparing for my second live performance for "A Book About Death: The Ties That Bind" exhibit taking place the night of August 13th in Bay Shore, NY at the Second Avenue Firehouse Gallery. It will be another live performance - this one solo. I think the live performances are no different than my videos and even my still images - almost seamless.

I'm anxious to see what the next month brings to me in terms of work, though. Until then, I leave this post with a poem my dear friend Eric emailed me that sums up what my work and I am truly about:


Admit something:
Everyone you see, you say to them,
"Love me".

Of course you do not do this out loud:
Someone would call the cops.

Still though, think about this,
This great pull in us
To connect.

Why not become the one
Who lives with a full moon in each eye
that is always saying,

With that sweet moon

What every other eye in this world
Is dying to
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