"Vanessa, you are constipated.
You need to rid your bowels of that book. Then everything will flow free.
You'll be all good."
-My mom, one of the wisest people I know...and most ridiculous
Last May...over a year ago now, I had a show in LA. My first big solo show. Beauty and the Books, a nude series I shot in Arundel Bookstore in Seattle. It was quite an experience. The evidence is in the form of a book, a gold-embossed, fabric-covered box containing the images from the show and the accompanying poetry of Rex Wilder. Rex is a fantastically talented poet from LA. The collaboration was put together by Phil Bevis. Phil published the book. And due to my underestimation of the books success, I didn't print enough images to currently own a book of my own. Now I'm leaving in August for Paris and I want a copy to have in hand.
Who knew that so many would buy a $500 book?
I'm flying out to Seattle mid August and just hope that when I board the plane to Europe the book will be on board and this project will be at rest.