Art News Blog has published excerpts from my diaries. Not surprisingly, they've prompted comments about my self-absorption and my 'medicated' psychological state.
Leaving aside the apparent sexism in the worst of the criticism (which were from one man), I'm not sure anybody should be surprised that an artist who mines themes of female social and sexual identity in her work – and uses herself as a model – is a little more prone to focussing on her own self (or psyche) than most when she writes. This isn't a symptom of empty egocentricity. Rather, it's a form of forensic investigation, a deliberate (in every sense of the word) attempt to delve into those aspects of my self intimately connected to the internal narrative of what I create. One of the functions of this blog is to communicate what I come up with. Like the rest of my art, it's not always successful but hell, if it bores or repels you there's plenty to read about other artists and their work elsewhere on the web.