Dem Bones

Yesterday, I recieved a box of bones from art bud Jen worden ( and serendipitously Reevo (of Ektopia) posted some work of this artist

fantastic, boney surreal creations!!

Not that I could do anything remotely as cool but I do need to think about how I am going to use and transform the already perfect bones into my own creations…

And, while yesterday was full of dreams and some recall, last night was full of dreams with no recall. None the less, yesterday’s dream which included three fleshy fat blocks of art bearing unbilical cords has been on my mind as it seems perfectly good material for some artwork, since both dreams and art are all about the metaphors, at least according to me.

The past few years, and especially since my brother’s death, I have had an intense desire for spirituality and something to truely believe in. It turns out that three, may have to do with this (the sacred holy trinity for example) as well as balance (an important issue for me)and harmony between body,mind,spirit. It can also mean a desire for perfection in creation (the basic principles of art; harmony, balance, color, design, etc). The perfectly squared, compacted fat blocks hung on a wall as if in display in an art gallery, as if to say life and and art and meaning and perfection are connected by the sustaining umbilical cords. Because the works of art were blocks of fat, I see a connection to lipo sucking the no longer necessary uterus, much the way fat isn’t necessary, yet, and because the uterus and the umbilical cord obviously relate to birth, its as if I am giving birth to a new me because an extracted uterus (thinking out loud here) can not give birth to a child, by letting go that possibility, I give labor to myself, and as I mentioned a few posts back, life and art intertwine. And interestingly and ironically, on the Oprah show yesterday, Oprah interviewed Dr. Christiane Northrup who says that "women who are peri menopausal are in labor!!" They are about to give birth to a new self and a new life if they have the where-with-all to listen to what their bodies are telling them and to be sure their hormones and health are all in balance. It is fascinating, how my unconscious has served my consciousness.

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4 Responses to “Dem Bones”

  1. tammy Says:

    great selection of bones tricia!

    and kris kuksi’s site i unbelieveable-i would love to see them in person

    hope you are doing better:)

  2. Miz Carla Says:

    Hope this note finds you being a good girl and getting some rest 😀 (although if it doesn’t I will not tell on you.)

    Is this the blog you are mainly using (besides LJ?) I have you linked here, but wanted to make sure this was the right addy–I thought you mentioned a wordpress blog–but could be wrong.


  3. Patricia Anders Says:

    HI Tammy!!


    Today is a better day than yesterday, I’m grateful for that. Hope you are doing well…

  4. Patricia Anders Says:

    hey there Carla

    outside lj this is my main area of yak. ;D I have created my wordpress acct but have not really started it, I do plan to though.