Tuesday, January 12, 2010

The Geo Physicist

This is the radio program that enlarged my thinking about fault lines...


Sunday, January 10, 2010

Please send me your faults

I want your list of faults! What do you hide, what do you consider weak, what embarrasses or shames you, what do you wish would go away, or wish that you could change about yourself?

Some of mine: My perceived lack of success, always feeling broke, that I don't earn more money doing what I love (making art and teaching), my skin's dryness, slackness and bumpiness, the bunion on my right foot...and I'm just getting warmed up!

I was inspired by listening to a Speaking of Faith podcast of Xavier Le Pichon: "one of the world's leading geophysicists, as well as a compelling spiritual thinker. [He discussed] the meaning of what we call "humanity" through his discoveries in plate tectonics," describing the earth's fault lines as a fundamental aspect of the earth as a living, changing organism. Likewise, in humans, it is through our weaknesses that we connect with each other, and create community.

The faults you send me will be gathered and arranged by my friend and collaborator, Robert Metrick into a sung performance for my upcoming installation A Porous Space, at College of DuPage Gahlberg Gallery in June, 2010.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Winter on the Lake

I take morning walks on the lake with my dogs all year, but the winter is when the lake is completely transformed with snow and ice. This year I have been drawing every day and feeling very humbled by the task of finding lines that somehow respond to all that moves and changes around me. It is invigorating, and I find myself looking forward to the task, and what colors the light and water will present to me.

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Bonfire in Wisconsin

The Post Farm the day after Thanksgiving.