What Was Sown: Blind Alley Projects (195 words)
In March of this year, the wonderful new Fort Worth space Blind Alley Projects solicited open submissions for a project titled IDES OF MARCH. Timed to coincide with the one-year anniversary of Covid lockdown, the project ran for two weeks, March 13 to March 28, from the new moon to the full moon. Coincidentally, or serendipitously, it was also the spring equinox and therefore a traditional time of reckoning—an ending of one thing and beginning of another.
Each day offered a different prompt, including "How was time marked?" "Where was the power?" and "Why go on?" Participants sent in responses, mostly photographs, that ranged from funny one-liners to sublime beauties (sometimes both). The responses were collected by the proprietors of Blind Alley, artists Terri Thornton and Cam Schoepp, and added daily to the gallery space. Like the moon, it started empty and ended full.
This was my submission to the March 16 prompt: What was sown?
Blind Alley is a "drive by" art space. It is only open to the public by viewing through its front glass wall. There is no electricity, so you have to visit during daylight hours to see the art.