Friday, July 31, 2009

diving into the wreck

one of my favorite lines
in literature
from the poem by adrienne rich:

the thing I came for:
the wreck and not the story of the wreck
the thing itself and not the myth

i have thought of it many times
during these two months
of the wreck this journal project
and dismissed any connection
between this project and the poem
(thinking the project somehow 'less',
the poem being as extraordinary as it is...)

yet perhaps it isn't so farfetched
to think this exploration
as significant:
seeking something of myself.

and discovering?
still uncertain
exactly what.

the last of the pages -
i've decided that the journal
will be complete -
in whatever state -
at the end of the month

the poem can be read (or listened to, anne waldman reading) here

the pencil rubbing was done with this milagro studded
i had high hopes.

Thursday, July 30, 2009

what would you do...

(originally here by way of both
and nancy
comes a challenge:

What would you do with this?

i see nothing but
that color
and for me
that color
is guatemala.

so i found images
to post on that wall
among my galleries...

Wednesday, July 29, 2009



courtesy of pat at the weaver of grass by way of both
seth and elizabeth

the theme: inspiration
the question:
what inspires?

the easy answer for me is
a cop out of course,
but also the absolute truth.

once i started carrying my
camera around constantly
i found myself
constantly inspired.

by cool artists

and great artists

torn paper and


taos, new mexico


the chrysler building



the people of guatemala

and morocco


and the sky

Tuesday, July 28, 2009


whiteout conditions
outside my window: rain
and sun obscuring the view

and then a laughing cloud

Monday, July 27, 2009

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