A Path Made by Walking

The word belong worn into the grass by months of daily walking.

After the artist Richard Long’s a line made by walking, but also thinking about interpersonal neurobiology which shows how our brains actually require a sense of being in relationship with other people to function. It was a way to convince myself to be outside in the rainy winter, and create time to reflect on how belonging to a community, or a place, is created.

Part of the exhibition hard & SOFT at Congress Yard Projects, the backyard gallery space my partner Mack McFarland and I started in 2020 to create space to gather around art during the pandemic.