A gesture toward the potential of unity, trust, and political and artistic dialectics, each installment of Tryst asks one visual artist and one writer to bring their unique perspectives to the table, letting their views and voices meet, marry, clash, and ultimately coalesce into an integrated and multifaceted work. In this third installment from the series, Chelsea Harlan and Daisy Parris explore themes related to mother- and daughterhood.
The Authors Chelsea Harlan was an accident. Her work is concerned with work itself, and the laborious nature of living and staying alive, like the Bee Gees song, or like flowers in a vase. She writes mostly melancholic jokes and poems. She lives in Brooklyn, she grew up in Appalachia.
Daisy Parris was born in Kent and lives and works in London. Sat on the floor amongst the bugs, she began drawing and painting at age 13 under the star-studded canopy of the leaking conservatory in her fifth childhood home. Her imagination runs wild at all times. That’s why she’s so tired.