Being in California is hard. It’s harder still when I haven’t found a community that gets me super stoked. While bummed about this these last few days, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what these communities mean to me. If my idea of DIY is geographically specific, is that still true to the ethic? Isn’t the beauty of this scene, this community that it can be transposed and transplanted, moved around and adapted? I think so. Even if it isn’t immediately obvious to me, I know these shapes change and have been changing the whole time. Matt said “I think ‘home’ as a place has to be malleable.” Mt. Home isn’t home, it was an outlet to articulate my artistic ideas for the last few years. It’s a shell. It’s a means of expression. Your good stuff will always follow you, because it’s yours. It gets gooder with friends. To trap that idea within a specific space and time is damaging to the livelihood of this ethic we care about. It’s damaging to your potential as a creator.
I’m scared and excited. I’m scared to lose something I care about and I’m scared to shift my idea of community. I’m excited to be working on GRASSTRONAUT and to be having these conversations and I’m excited for what comes next. Let’s talk. We’ll see. <3