17 March 2020
Often we’re too busy to notice the view right in front of us. One of my students, when I asked about what they missed being away from home, softly described the view of the city at night from his bedroom window in what he called ‘the projects where I live.’
“At night,” he said, “the lights go on forever, and every light, I think, is a soul.”
Make art about seeing the world through your window.
13 July 2019
Make art about what’s misunderstood, about when you misunderstood something, or about when you were misunderstood.
30 June 2019
My focus in studying Anthropology was cross-cultural perspectives of religions, with a specific eye toward where the origin of Christianity intersected with Judaism. I am not a Biblical scholar, but I know a little.
Thinking on how many times the Christian Bible has been translated, rewritten, revised. Looking to the Old Testament, even the major religions can’t agree on how many books should be included. The Jews have 24 books, the Protestants 39, the Catholics 46, and the Eastern Orthodox have 51. And contemporary scholars believe there are between 300,000 and 400,000 different versions of the New Testament. There are more different versions of the New Testament than there are words in it.
Make art about what’s lost in translation.
4 February 2019
For a number of reasons, over the last eighteen months, I found myself unable to keep up my daily prompts. But I’m back for another try.
Make art about coming back.
11 March 2017
Spent the day lost in a book.
Make art about being lost in a good way.
12 March 2017
Dreamt a future conversation with my grandson, where we talked about what it meant to create home wherever you are, that our true home is what we carry inside us, from our experiences, from the ancestors. He nodded solemnly, as if he already knew this.
Make art about where home is, or how we create home.