20 March 2019
to the window. Note the crocus
defying expectations”–Joy Ladin
Make art about defying expectation, or about the crocus.
15 February 2019
Woke this morning to the heartbreaking sound of chainsaws, taking down several large oaks at the little church across the street, trees that are easily hundreds of years old. The crash as they fell echoed all around us.
Make art about what’s lost when we lose a tree, about what’s lost in those branches, or about the spirit of trees.
8 February 2019
Make art about what the land remembers.
11 October 2017
From Wisdom Sits in Places: Landscape and Language Among the Western Apache by Keith H. Basso
“Knowledge of places is closely linked to knowledge of the self, to grasping one’s position in the larger scheme of things, including one’s own community, and to securing a confident sense of who one is a person.”
“One must acknowledge that local understandings of external realities are fashioned from local cultural materials, and that, knowing little or nothing of the latter, one’s ability to make appropriate sense of “what is” and “what occurs” in another’s environment is bound to be deficient.”
Make art about the knowing or unknowing linked with place, about the wisdom ‘in places.’
23 July 2017
Make art using one of these titles:
From the Stone Came
Listening to Fire
Salty and Wind and
In Memory of Water
24 July 2017
Make art about boundaries, making them, breaking them, protecting them.
19 July 2017
Make art about self-deception, about deluding the self.
20 July 2017
Make art about pardons, the act of pardoning, about choosing to punish or forgive.
21 July 2017
Experts have often drawn a correlation between heat and crime.
Make art about the emotional effects of extreme heat.
18 July 2017
Make art about humidity, about what those grand old Southern women used to call the closeness of the heat, the sweat, the cling, the sultry.