An old spiral fire escape dangles in mid-air…Oklahoma City, OK. Photos by the intrepid Richard Feldman.
VIOLATORS WILL BE TRESPASSED
Toot ‘n Totum , Amarillo, Texas
And meet a large duck–Medicine Park, OK
Did it always have spray paint cans lying around for public tagging?
A bit of outsider art, these signs are grouped under the so-called “Dynamite Museum.” Not in the best repair, but still fun. They were the inspiration for my haiku signs on Santa Fe’s west side.
Ready to jump out my skin
All over the yard
City of the Sacred Faith
snow in the mountains
the capital city
nestled at the foot
of the Sangre de Christo mountains
as it was when I first
came to town
out of the gray
carrying God knows who
to God knows where.
At the start of the pandemic last year I made a To Do list. It was all about maintaining–mobility, finances, family, house, writing.
Now the breezes of spring–and a vaccinated pod–make me wonder. Should I be aspiring to something? Having a dream? Looking, gulp, forward?
I don’t know. This time feels more convalescent than expansive. But I can feel my imagination starting to stir. Your thoughts?
I always find visual art inspiring. This year for Vivo Gallery’s project Giving Voice To Image I’ll be working with Barrie Brown’s glass pieces.
We wish to counter Bustes de Femmes and the other of 1000s of exhibits like it, by presenting the works of femxle and queer identifying artists whose skill in figural portraiture demonstrates a diverse array of contemporary visions, sensitivities, and/or ideals, that usurp or unconventionally assume the traditional utilization of the male and/or dominant gazes.