Grace Ann Leadbeater (beforehand featured right here) is a Brooklyn, New York-based artist and educator invested in phrases, footage and bookmaking. Initially begun 5 years in the past, her collection, “Fats Strawberries,” actually began to take form in the course of the starting of the pandemic. The work explores the longing that emerges throughout crises—for contact from others, consistency in routine, tenacity for hope, small pleasures, life.
Throughout a very heightened interval of solitude, Leadbeater documented the small print of her newfound routines and each day life, generally as nonetheless life preparations together with substances from the flowery meals she was cooking, and generally highlighting singular objects of private significance. When the pet fish she was taking care of for buddies unexpectedly died, she photographed him too. “I suppose it’s foolish to be writing about or documenting the demise of a fish, however when many issues round you’re dying, each loss of life is proof of a disaster,” she explains. “The eager for something however this solely intensifies, such because the small pleasures: fats strawberries.”
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