clinical and sterile

clinical and sterile

I don't see you in your work. These words were used recently by a curator in response to my work. After the sting subsided I understood what she meant.

Careers in design and environmental education, and undying curiosity about physical, earth, and life sciences contribute to the detached observer stance. I am more comfortable talking about process/approach than personal meaning.

How does one talk about the personal aspects of their work without going down the self-indulgent rabbit-hole? Does that revelation make the work more meaningful? Or, does it reduce one's personal experience to cheap currency/commodity in a voyeuristic and predatory relationship?

So, this is what you get: my work is where, for a moment, I make peace with and accept myself.