I’ve been enjoying the work of Riva Sweetrocket during the past month. Her collection of pastels have been on display at Arvada Center, in the gallery where I stretch before class. I am disappointed to read her notes on her website. What really struck me, besides the vibrant colors, was how absurd they are. I think they’re better when taken randomly. Reading the explanation is like dissecting a joke. If you browse her website, try not the read the fine print.