VANESSA BAIRD

Sometimes My Head Explodes

Sometimes My Head Explodes is an ongoing collection of sketchbooks. The sketchbooks are made from discarded library books and incorporate a variety of found objects, drawings, and writings. These sketchbooks act as both journal and scrapbook capturing my thoughts and activities since 2012. 

Inspired by 1000 Artist Journal Pages by Dawn DeVries Sokol, I've spent a lot of time learning how to keep a sketchbook and what the best system was for me. I had moved back and forth between traditional hard covered white paged sketchbooks and discarded books before adapting to only discarded books in 2013. Now the sketchbooks have become the constant in my work.