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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Found Object #2

I am fond of basic shapes – circles, rectangles – so this caught my eye. The irregular shape at the top reminds me of a spoon handle or “Tongue Depressor Man” — as I see the silhouette of a long-necked bald man atop a tongue depressor; he has a big pointy nose. I found this on A Street near Fort Point Channel among the trash and detritus deposited on the sidewalk by a melting snowbank. Tomorrow morning, if I am up early enough, I hope to use this in a printmaking project.

posted by viv at 5:58 am  

Friday, March 4, 2011

Map of Nameless Waters

posted by viv at 2:25 pm  

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Found Objects #1: Lucky Stars

Hubcap Cover, Plastic Red Star / found on Summer Street Bridge / 2.22.2011

Luck favors the prepared mind.

posted by viv at 6:32 am  

Monday, February 28, 2011

Leda and the Swan

During my lunch time walk, I saw a single white swan floating bright white against the dark waters of the channel.

Leda and the Swan by Peter Paul Rubens (1598-1600)

Leda and the Swan
A sudden blow: the great wings beating still
Above the staggering girl, her thighs caressed
By the dark webs, her nape caught in his bill,
He holds her helpless breast upon his breast.
How can those terrified vague fingers push
The feathered glory from her loosening thighs?
And how can body, laid in that white rush,
But feel the strange heart beating where it lies?
A shudder in the loins engenders there
The broken wall, the burning roof and tower
And Agamemnon dead.
Being so caught up,
So mastered by the brute blood of the air,
Did she put on his knowledge with his power
Before the indifferent beak could let her drop?

— William Butler Yeats

posted by viv at 2:24 pm  

Monday, February 21, 2011

Mandala gone awry

Wandering Mandala

posted by viv at 11:22 am  
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