Category: Travel

Shweshwe

I picked up twenty pieces of shweshwe fabric from Mnandi Textiles while in Cape Town. The colors and prints are vibrant and beautiful. I’m not sure how I’ll use these – maybe start with...

Back from South Africa

The long slow integration… of my experiences traveling with my ordinary life in Maine. Disorienting. Some reading: An Artist’s Archaeology of the Mind Contemplating mind: Sedimentary (Peter Sacks) A safe haven (Jude Hill) A...

Billboards, Istanbul

A series of billboards near Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, all with layers of advertising partially torn off. A profound source of found art to mine with cropping. Other than this, I don’t know how...

doing nothing in nola

Love this writer: Jenny Odell In her how to do nothing article, she writes about Mierle Laderman Ukeles, whose Maintenance Manifesto, 1969 is familiar to me from earlier aimless Internet browsing. We bicycled past a...

2019

Yes, it’s a new year. I feel unsettled. Still cloudy-minded, striving for what, I don’t know. To recapture what can’t be recaptured, to move to an imagined place of deeper meaning. Still making. It’s...

Germaine Wells, Mardi Gras queen

We heard there was a museum upstairs at Arnaud’s on Bienville Street in New Orleans. The restaurant and bar were closed, but the hostess readily brought us upstairs to take a look. Spectacular costumes...

walls

Viewing the exuberant walls of New Orleans, mostly in the Bywater neighborhood, was a great way to bring in the New Year. Some photos: