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The End…

  Hello friends,             Notes on Looking is closed. Thank you all for your attention and encouragement. Thank you for making art. Thank you for being in Los Angeles (:  Geoff Tuck I found these words, dated December 17th 2014, in the drafts folder of Notes on Looking while intently yet ineffectively attempting to figure the ins and outs of managing the website. In January, Geoff Tuck asked if I would like to take over the blog that he created, nurtured, and pursued with voracious passion, for nearly a decade. Yet, now that the torch has been passed I have hesitated to begin; stumbling around town, looking for a way to feed the fire, whilst attempting to not burn everything to the ground. When I came across Geoff’s brief words of departure (that he never posted) I could relate all too well, in my current disheveled state of not knowing how to start. I knew immediately that his letter was written while in a dark place; exhaustingly brief. We have all been there, laying in bed oscillating between words, the absolute most perfect way to say something to someone else; and then, in a moment of fatigued rumination, we disregard all prose, toss away all drafts, and return to the minute rudimentary inscription of what we are trying to say- Thank you, Good Bye, Notes on Looking is closed. And even still, we don’t send it; we reach into the trash bin, un-crumple the discarded pages and write twice as much; read and reread, until eventually deciding it may be better if it simply goes unsaid. Until now, I didn’t...