"A bird's tool is its own body and its nest is a house built by and for the body
taking form from the inside, like a shell.
...by constantly turning round and pressing back the walls on every side
it succeeds in forming the circle. "
Gaston Bachelard, from the poetics of space
copied by Betty Goodwin into her notebook
"In the late summer of 1969, notebooks replaced sketchbooks as vehicles to explore ideas for her artmaking, as places to record her own thoughts on art, or copy down quotations. The notebooks became the repository for ideas that seemed to have no relevance at the time they were recorded."
Rosemarie L. Tovell from The Prints of Betty Goodwin
These note etchings seem to be self portraits. The artist working from her insides.
In this post, I am making notes to myself.
I looked at these prints by Betty Goodwin in February, and photographed them then.
I was attracted to them then, and I still am.
They resemble stitching I suppose.
There is also something so vulnerable and emotional about them.