Chestnut crushing clog, France (1800-1900) Bata Shoe Museum (photo via batashoemuseum.ca)
And still I dare to love
the sound of the light in the hours of deadness
the color of time on a ruined wall.
In my eyes I’ve lost everything.
Asking is so far away. And so close, this knowledge of want.
—Alejandra Pizarnik, “A Beggar Voice" (translated by Yvette Siegert)
Art is giving yourself permission to translate life. Exactly the way you feel. See. And hear it. Be the artist you are. Give yourself permission to speak your own language.
Art Farm is a sculptural and architectural curiosity/wonder and artist residence program site deep in the fields of Nebraska. Run by Ed Dadey, who is piling barns on top of one another to make the main building at the site that much bigger and more interesting.
Beauty should be shared for it enhances our joys.
To explore its mystery is to venture towards the sublime.
frances benjamin johnston
When you are in doubt, be still, and wait; when doubt no longer exists for you, then go forward with courage.
So long as mists envelop you, be still;
be still until the sunlight pours through and dispels the mists as it surely will. Then act with courage.