WHAT DOES LEAVE THE CASTLE MEAN?

To leave the castle is to step out of your comfort zone.

And what that means, to be in a space of discomfort, varies with time, situation and by person.

The emphasis is on being in the discomfort, on facing what causes you to flinch, procrastinate, defend or run.

What interrupts your flow can be the big things down to small, everyday stuff.

leave the castle has been my m.o. for years. It's what I tell myself to move toward, rather than away. It's the foundation of my trust in routines and repetition, and in experiments.

It's how I find challenge and interest in making art, creating space for conversation, and in practicing bookkeeping.

—Alexandra Jacoby