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New Year’s Intentions

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1. Obsess delightfully (after Yayoi Kusama.)

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2. Occupy suggestive spaces
(between accessible and complex, spare and profuse, funny and sad.)

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3. Balance control with surrender (after Brian Eno.)

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4. Improvise (but sometimes follow recipes.)

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5. Make work ‘to order’ (occasionally, if it’s a good way of living.)

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6. Tell cool lies (when it is necessary to escape reality
and/or serve your art.)

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7. Find a warm but steady method.

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8. Practice punctuality and neatness (as a form of kindness.)

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9. Be patterned (but unafraid to smudge the pattern.)

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10. Do write in the world.

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Akemashite omedetou gozaimasu!
あけましておめでとうございます!

(Image sources: Yayoi Kusama Horse Play, Woodstock, NY, 1963; “1550 Chairs Stacked Between Two City Buildings” by Doris Salcedo, 2002; “Untitled, (A Gathering of Time)” by Cy Twombly, 2003; “Skater” via a panel of analysts; M.F.K. Fisher; “Isamu Noguchi tweaking a wooden frame for an Akari lamp at manufacturer Ozeki & Co’s workshop”; “jiji-de-jiji” via B-sides Archive; “Japanese American Chicago Resettlement, Picnic at Lake”; “Untitled (Perfect Lovers)” by Felix Gonzalez-Torres, 1991; “Wood Block Printing” and “Black Lives Matter” via La Mignonette)