Co-ward: Records of a Fugitive Heart

co- (prefix)
1. together; joint or jointly; mutual or mutually
2. indicating partnership or equality

ward (noun)
1. any of the separate divisions of a hospital or prison.
2. a political subdivision of a parish in Louisiana.
1. adverbial suffix expressing direction; Old English -weard "turned toward," from root*wer- "to turn, bend"
2. a suffix forming nouns that denote persons who regularly engage in an activity, or who are characterized in a certain way, as indicated by the stem; now usually pejorative:dullard, drunkard, coward

1. (noun) a person who lacks courage in facing danger, difficulty, opposition, pain, etc.
2. (adjective) proceeding from fear

I am a co-ward coward. I am afraid of losing the things that I care about. I am afraid of losing the care that the thing’s about. This work is fueled by a common desire to confront this fear. With clay and word as my antiquated registrars, I make and unmake documents to serve as testament to my efforts. This work is the result of a series of exercises in losing.