Love Life (2018–2019)

Written correspondence with a cowboy named Love Life, born in South Dakota and living in Northern New Mexico.

I met Love Life on the internet in September, 2018. We began writing a western dime novel together, sending paragraphs back and forth to advance the plot. Love Life introduced our protagonist, Timothy, who is a working cowboy in Arizona. Inhabiting Timothy from different angles, Love Life and I began creating an autonomous character imbued with romance and projection. When Love Life disappeared suddenly and without warning, our correspondence shifted, and Love Life became a collection of letters sent and unanswered. Created over the course of four months, these letters form a body of writing that explores intimacy, longing, and Western genre romance fiction.