I met our January artist Andrew Finch at a house party almost 5 years ago. He pulled a book down from the shelf (of our unknown host) and wrote me an almost illegible description of the evening, gave me two book recommendations (Borges and Miller) and a pencil drawing of a mountain. I still have the book at my parent’s house. My favorite of his work ‘Memory Palace’ documents travel and comprises of beautifully organized collages of collected found things accompanied by handwritten prose, in the same illegible scrawl as is on my shelf.
"When you pay attention, you will see these little moments, not the profound ones, but the profoundly ordinary ones, that come when you pay your rent, that Dostoevsky articulated so well… when you can’t afford a good meal or get that little brown stain out of your jacket, and your eyes are open, that’s the old Russian inviting you for dinner, to share a little of his crust with you."