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Dawn Patel (Brilliant Stranger)
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The Cloak Wants to be Performed
This is the Cloak I began early this year, at that time I was calling it "Cape."  I went to an artist's residency in Mexico with the intention of making a fiber cocoon, in which to perform my embodiment process.  What I ended up making was a wearable piece ...
The Cloak Wants to be Performed
The Cloak Wants to be Performed
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Dissimilation - The Making of the Cape of the Multiverse.
This is the story of two initiations, one initiation into a World that has been created and decided by Fear, and one initiation into a Future that has Yet to be Created.      Once, and once, and once again [within a time existing side by side with many othe...
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Reflecting on Art as it reflects Us.
“Art is a mirror to nature.”  Shakespeare House in the Woods 1989 “Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it.”  Bertolt Brecht The Gulf Stream 1995 “In a decaying society, art, if it is truthful, must also reflect decay. And...
Reflecting on Art as it reflects Us.
Reflecting on Art as it reflects Us.
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Cartography of the Unseen World
I woke up this morning thinking two things.   1. I really should start working on an artist’s statement for “I Am Usha.” 2. I am at an age where many people have reached the top of their field. And then, as I so often like to do, I completely deconstructed ...
Cartography of the Unseen World
Cartography of the Unseen World
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Break (it) Down
The Prophet             by Kahlil Gibran And a woman spoke, saying Tell us of Pain. And he said: Your pain is the breaking of the shell that encloses your understanding. Even as the stone of the fruit must break, that its heart may stand in the sun, so must...
Break (it) Down
Break (it) Down
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This was a tough one to pull out, my water painting. There are forces in the world that I really struggle with. Nonetheless I feel the need to face these, in my art and in life. Conflict, silence, grief.... eventually we must find a center and love the world and be willing to see it without turning away.
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The Female Center
I sometimes hear voices.  I kept pretty quiet about that my entire life, because, well, I was afraid of being judged by minds that do not understand such things.  T his has been a month of letting go of fears... so that one's gone too. In the early morning ...
The Female Center
The Female Center
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I've been painting big lately.  Something I haven't done for a long time, because 1. I thought I didn't have the space 2. I thought I had to worry about selling art and big paintings are a hard sell 3. They can appear grandiose. But I did it anyway, because...
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