My lesson was to focus the camera on it, not the background. These haven’t been edited because I’m not up to that yet!
I focus the camera
on the orange colander
as if it were
a naked goddess
carved in marble
or gilded Aphrodite
Paul Eluard said: “There is another city and it is within this one.” Neil Gaimon uses that as a way to explore magical and parallel realities. But I heard it originally in a Zen context where it refers to something rather different. However, I need to stop thinking of the concept as a To Do item.
The pink saki bottles were harder. It’s easier said than done–to focus.
Do you have an image of the perfect way for your audience to experience your work?
Last year I had a reading of essays from my book Night Writer (my essay and Eddie Tafoya’s) at the Espanola iconic liquor store/bar Saints & Sinners. It could not have been a more perfect place to read/hear this particular work as it was an affectionate and badass homage to Espanola that had pictures of the place Saints & Sinners too. There were snacks and mixed drinks! I tend to have different “perfect” locations in mind for each of my books to be read and listened to — “intimate” events at small spaces. The essays in my book CLOUDS (images and essays) are scheduled to be read high on a hill at a friend’s gallery in Cordova as close to the clouds as possible!
I just have to say that the perfect way for me to experience this book is to be delighted I have a copy I can look at any time. It communicates utter transcendence. Here are some images from the Photo Eye site–
Sundays in Galisteo
August 13 & 20 3pm to 6pm
Installation of Current Work
Piper Leigh’s Ancestors, Mothers & Muses series
The Forest Pilgrim & the Red Thread Ancestors
Installation using mixed media, cloth, photographs and poetry
including two new chapbooks
Catherine Ferguson’s Gallery
6 La Vega
Galisteo, New Mexico
For a micro chapbook of poetry with the above title, which cover image do you like best?
A great modernist and a great Native American painter…
The opening reception for Fritz Scholder: Figures of Paradox will be held this Friday, June 30, from 5-7pm. This show is a historically significant, first-of-its-kind exhibition of paintings, bronze sculpture and works on paper from three of the world’s most prominent private collections. The show extends through July 23rd.
silver gelatin self-portrait—
a pair of scissors
(I first saw Rodchenko, the Russian constructivist mentioned above, on a pale winter day in Iceland. The image is from his archive.)
a few notes between
sleep and waking, memory
of my father
Agnes Pelton, Awakening (Memory of Father), 1943, oil on canvas.
how many cafes and
cups of coffee
has changed so much, so little
over the years
crossing it under snow, I
feel the same about myself