Sierra Nelson was just in residence for a few days… finding some quiet time between work and a reading at the Seattle Art Museum. Sierra has been on the faculty of Centrum's Young Artists Project. Her work blends poetry and performance art, which she has taken to libraries, classrooms, and (literally) the streets with Vis-a-Vis Society partners Rachel Kessler and Anne Bradfield. We get some interesting resumes from our artists in residence, but only one that answered the question "what are your major influences?" with "Gregg Shorthand Manual, Smith-Corona, The Book of Popular Science v. 1-10 (1961), Safety Goggles".
Sierra is a blogger for the Kenyon Review. She wrote about an earlier Centrum residency… which seems to have involved plums, poetry, and pajamas. Read Sierra's Blog