art

the great fish clean up

when i first saw this, i saw a big fish swallowing smaller ones, that’s because i’m used to gobbling things up, others, anything, everything, the younger, the weaker, the less endowed, more profound smaller of us swimmers through life. but the artist told me, the woman beside me, too, that fishes are coming out, fishes […]

the origin of blossoming

there was a time in my life where i would have seen this as a painting, a watercolor to be exact, of a reality called dahlias. in those days i might have commented on the style, the technique, used some art terminology to capture the artists capturing, of this thing in reality called dahlias. but […]

elephants are small, really

it’s normal to perceive the universe in forms we humans can accommodate, where elephants are big creatures, and we, relatively small, but big at the same time, if we are staring at a twirling sparrow when asking the question. one day this painting stumbled into me, and i sat down on the steps, for perhaps […]

and then, no more

she was never going to leave me, and i was never going to leave her, she’s gone now, and i am too, lost, i mean, has anybody seen me? she wrote me a poem once, “Ghost dance and I am there, on the plains, as in my dreams, as i was, brown skin in sun, […]

mother goddess of the universe

the bird who woke me up this morning, was the same bird of my childhood, in whom i understood i was not alone in the world, and the world was inside me. though i am 53 now, the bird has lived on within me, migrated over worlds and time, to remind me she takes care […]

Just sort of floating there

if you float around a lot, sooner or later you’ll end up in the north pacific gyre, where all the plastic trash of our human lives winds down, one might think this is a failure of some form, to have arrived in that vortex of garbage, but floating or not, disciplined or not, we end […]

purity – (sold)

so, when this one got away it did so painfully, it’s not that we sell art, it’s that we build relationships, or try to, but relationship building is sometimes difficult, sometimes we think twice after our efforts, lose sleep, wonder what she’s doing now, he, wonder if our lover is able to sleep, warm and […]

gone today, here tomorrow

this one came by surprise, as does so much of our lives, just when we finalized our plans, someone appears, or disappears, something we hadn’t counted on, something we couldn’t have. for me, because change is the only constant, surprises are the status quo, whichever way they should fall, into our living rooms or out, […]