My Friend is Sad was a collaborative project with my partner Matt Head, which culminated in a pop-up exhibition at The Arts Fund, Santa Barbara. The artwork displayed was made during a week-long studio intensive, in an attempt to reframe sadness, and to consider the role it plays in our lives.
The exhibition included:
Consequences of Sadness, Monoprints
Sadness the Creator, Mask & Screenprint
Sad Slogans, Painted plywood
Mr. Obvious, Comic
Sad Swag, T-shirts & Mini Prints
Sharing is Caring, Digital Print
Say Hi in the Corner, Installation & Postcards
“Sadness often feels like an undesirable emotion, to be shunned, not shared. We wanted to tackle the narrative on this. To us, sadness is a basic emotion of human life (not to be confused with depression) and we should all be more comfortable talking about it.” Matt Head & Claudia Borfiga
Read a feature about the exhibition in The Santa Barbara Independent, by Charles Donelan.