Objects in my paintings suggest the commonplace, but usually aren’t those objects totally. So if I write “Umb” on my hand, it suggests umbrella, but maybe is or maybe isn’t. Maybe I need to buy some raw umber paint. As with the objects in my paintings, only I know for sure what’s going on.
Same with reminders. The words on my hand are typically reminders. I think part of why any art work resonates with people is because it reminds them of something else — something they’ve felt, something similar they’ve seen, etc.
I make my paintings by hand. I make my hand notes by hand. I could do graphic design or put reminders in my phone, but I choose the most hands-on, elemental ways.
Meg Franklin is a painter living in Brooklyn. Her work originates from still life and is typically on velvet.