I have just been awarded a month long Artist Residency at The Vermont Studio Center, for the month of July. This is a thrilling opportunity for me as an emerging artist: a month of uninterrupted research and studio time within a vibrant community of 50 other visual artists and writers. If you’d like to contribute to help me get there, please visit my kickstarter page at: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/2098812680/meg-e-griffitts-at-the-vermont-studio-center-resid?ref=user_menu
I've always been enthralled with branching plot texts because of the unique relationship between reader and writer, the known and unknown, and the humming possibilities that these stories engender. I wanted to find a way to incorporate this interactive experience into my work, which is why during my time at VSC, I will work on a hybrid essay and poetry collection. This new body of work will allow the reader to choose their own adventure by navigating the forks between erasures of other texts and the narrator's memory. The essays will explore the expectations of grief and longing while the erasures will serve as a reclamation of narratives written by men about women about their sexuality and psychology (example text: "Any Woman Can" by David Rueben, M.D.).