Dates in a Life Walking Project 2021 by Indiviual Artist

Dates in a Life Walking Project 2021, was a year-long painting documenting the number of steps I walk each day. I've documented my steps in paintings for the years 2016 through 2020 and I decided to do it again in 2021.

I prefer to walk for exercise, as time permits, outside in addition to whatever other walking I do as I go about my day. My goal is to walk as much as I can every day. I use the Pedometer app on my iPhone to document my steps, miles, and flights of stairs climbed.

I use a system of symbols to represent each thousand steps. Instead of showing exactly how many I walk. The black icons represent up to 9999 steps walked each day, red represents 10,000-19,999 steps and yellow represents 20,000-29,999 steps.

In 2021, the daily background color changes depending on how many flights of stairs I climbed each day, by fives, not tens. I used two different blues for 1-5 and 6-10, two greens for 11-15 and 16-20, two yellows for 21-25 and 26- 30 and red for 31+, which happened rarely.

The yellow dots on this painting represent how many miles I rode my bike.

The painting is created with monoprinted textures of a construction fence as the background, handstamped rubber erasers on fabric which are collaged on the background grid, as well as handpainting and stitching on stiffened fabric.