Upcoming, ongoing

Gala Bent “Reflecting Pool” 2013

I’m preparing to take off for the TEDxPDX event this weekend… a very nice benefit of having donated a piece to the auction in connection with the conference. I’m so excited…

I was interviewed by Nari Kirk, of Poetry Northwest. It was easy to go deep (running down the field for a long pass) in response to her very rich questions.

Lots of new work going on in the studio, which has been mostly the dining room table. Some of it is going to Vessel Gallery in Oakland, CA, and a big wallop of it will be going to a show with the luminous Diem Chau at G.Gibson in the Fall. Updates inevitable.



Two things

Head Garden from Lilli Carre on Vimeo.


You are the bread and the knife,
The crystal goblet and the wine…
-Jacques Crickillon

You are the bread and the knife,
the crystal goblet and the wine.
You are the dew on the morning grass
and the burning wheel of the sun.
You are the white apron of the baker,
and the marsh birds suddenly in flight.

However, you are not the wind in the orchard,
the plums on the counter,
or the house of cards.
And you are certainly not the pine-scented air.
There is just no way that you are the pine-scented air.

It is possible that you are the fish under the bridge,
maybe even the pigeon on the general’s head,
but you are not even close
to being the field of cornflowers at dusk.

And a quick look in the mirror will show
that you are neither the boots in the corner
nor the boat asleep in its boathouse.

It might interest you to know,
speaking of the plentiful imagery of the world,
that I am the sound of rain on the roof.

I also happen to be the shooting star,
the evening paper blowing down an alley
and the basket of chestnuts on the kitchen table.

I am also the moon in the trees
and the blind woman’s tea cup.
But don’t worry, I’m not the bread and the knife.
You are still the bread and the knife.
You will always be the bread and the knife,
not to mention the crystal goblet and–somehow–the wine.

Billy Collins

Summer Workshops 2013

Summer Workshop season is on the horizon!

Paradife Loft
Paradife Loft

If you want to learn how to make books, explore the history of the book form and visit the inimitable Oregon Coast, join me at Sitka Center for Art + Ecology  08/02/2013 – 08/03/2013

Hilma af Klint
Hilma af Klint

If you are in high school (15-18 yrs), and want to jump start your art college experience, come learn Color Theory in a one-week intensive at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle 08/05/2013 – 8/09/2013