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Dem Bones

Wednesday, October 17th, 2007

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.


Monday, September 17th, 2007

Mixed Media artist Jen Worden ( mentions the inspireing work of artist Lisa Kokin (

I watched the emmys last night, have to admit, I rarely watch sitcomsand for example, I’ve never seen an episode of Desperate Housewives or the Sopranos. These shows just don’t interest me, although I think I will buy the Sopranos on dvd partly because there are no commercials.  I record just about any program that I want to see so I can zip right through commercials which irritate the heck out of me except for maybe the Target adds ;). House would be the only sitcom I actually have knowledge of and occasionally I watch wife swap which fascinates me because I see how people get so stuck on their own way of existing in and viewing the world around them. Anyway,  I have to admit that I like to watch award shows so I can see the dresses, and there were some very elegant dresses but few that I think had that wow factor. America Ferrar (?)  wore an eye catching blue  dress that made me think of pure pigment. Speaking of fashion a friend recently mentioned the Betsy Johnson Spring 08 collection which is full of whimsey and charm, reminds me of playing dress up in old prom dresses when I was a kid,  what fun.