Archive for July, 2010

A dream: floating in the deep dark waters of an oceanic bay at dusk– a city’s lights shine against the surface, and I’m a little scared, but mostly exhilarated. I look to the shore and see that it’s rocky, with large breaking waves. I wonder how I’m going to get out, and then see a […]

^Nat Russell^

until it bursts


Still thinking about explosions and expulsions. Geology and biology and as many other systems as there are systems come to a critical mass, an uncontainable tension, and then burst or tip or disintegrate. I like Maija Fiebig’s erupting volcano (via)… Maija Fiebig. Swamp Mountain. Acrylic and watercolor on paper, 2010. 30 x 22 in. …and […]

My work right now has taken a little sidestream from more creaturely subjects, but they’re still lurking in the background. And when I see things like the work of Stacey Rozich or Christopher Davison, my heart beats a little faster. ^Christopher Davison^ ^Stacey Rozich^ Rozich has a new show up at Pun(c)tuation Gallery in Capitol […]

^via^ (update: another view here) I’m really taken with Andy Vogt‘s wooden sculptures that seem to lay bare the skeleton of a structure, expanding it from the walls and windows like an architectural dissection extraordinaire. ^via^ It puts me in the mind of images like this (a detail from Rembrandt’s “Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Tulip […]

how to swim


The spirit likes to dress up like this: ten fingers, ten toes, shoulders, and all the rest at night in the black branches, in the morning in the blue branches of the world. It could float, of course, but would rather plumb rough matter. Airy and shapeless thing, it needs the metaphor of the body, […]

(^Louise B, yet again.^) honesty, bravery, poetry, simplicity, femininity, courage, pain and smarts.