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July 30, 2010

Falling Garden

by Katyslany

Falling Garden
San Staë church on the Canale Grande
50th Biennial of Venice, 2003

The Doge (Mocenigo) needed a church so as to be able to have a monumental tomb built for himself, the church (San Staë) needed a saint so as to be able to be built, the saint (San Eustachio) needed a miracle so as to be pronounced a saint, the miracle needed a stag in order to be seen, and we built the garden for the reindeer.
The visitors lie on the bed above the doge’s gravestone, and the garden thinks for them.

Components: Plastic berries (India), cow pads (Jura), waste paper (Venice), baobab seeds (Australia), beech, elder and magnolia branches (Uster), thorns (Almeria), nylon blossoms (one-dollar-shop), pigs’ teeth (Indonesia), seaweed (Seoul), orange peel (Migros shop), fertilizer crystals (home grown), pigeons’ bones (San Staë), silk buds (Stockholm), cattail (Ettiswil), cats’ tails (China), celery roots (Montreal), virility rind (Caribbean), wild bore quills (zoo), banana leaves (Murten), rubber snakes (Cincinnati)…

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July 30, 2010

glowing…

by Emma

thank you for your inspiration, my magic slink

getting up before dawn to watch the palm trees lean into each other silhouetted against the rising sun, eating pink raspberry oatmeal on the pink couch with rosy pink cheeks laughing, deep medicine rising from within, giving massages, bearing my throat, making birthday paintings that unfold into more than i had imagined, wabi-sabi shoes, kittens purring against my organs, morning walks on the venice boardwalk in oversized sunglasses and floppy clothes, ‘love potion’ essential oil blend, getting my hands back into clay!, making drinking vessels, cooking for loves, wrestling in pajamas with the doggy, laying on my back on the wooden floor and falling deeper into Earth, kissing at stop lights and not at stop lights, wiggling my toes in ever-refined articulation, baby sharks wiggle amazingly, books: 5 names of beauty; the spell of the sensuous, late night conversations that end somewhere completely different from where they began, dreams blending into reality blending into relationship, waking up giggling, deepening breath, honesty, free electricity, Bridget’s smile, playing in the parc, watch my cat and dog quietly becoming friends, thriving plants on my balcony they’re just So green!, the way he says “..what i’m trying to say is i really dig you”, digging you, Jupiter rising, guayruru beads, the ocean always the ocean

July 30, 2010

Are you glowing?

by Katyslany

Things that are making me glow:

watching friends getting better/stronger, starting a new journal, finishing my sketchbook, growing and taking everyone I love along, receiving instead of giving, fireworks that give me heart explosions and the primal oohs and aahs, getting more dawts everyday,hip hop on SYTYCD , unexpected art dates, Shane Koyczan, boxes of fresh vegetables that I don’t recognize or know what to do with, reading Brave on the Rocks and Anais Nin,getting hugs from people in my building, being nocturnal/nighttime romps, grocery  shopping , the moon so bright!, cooking for people I love, photo-booth pictures,Pride rainbows everywhere(!!),Reggae,massages, mozzarella,  painting with acrylic ink on fabric, new furniture, making friends with skunks in the middle of the night, feeling my body, finally getting Sex and Lucia, eating peas from their pods, different views of the same city, chocolate covered espresso beans, loosening, letting go…

And how do you glow?