Monthly Archives: February 2011

Guest artists: Wind Spirit Drum

Hey Lopa “Hey Lopa” is a traditional Lenape rowing song that was sung as we traveled down the streams and rivers of the upper Northeast. Hey means “hello,” and lopa loma means “rowing.” The repetition is an echo–those rowing in … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Laura Mace

  I Write in Self-Defense I write in self-defense. I am 70% water. My bones are carefully architected calcium deposits left by the river of my circulation. The wild iron that reddens my blood was delicately mined by the filaments … Continue reading

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The mysterious Strandbeests of Theo Jansen

Since 1990, Theo Jansen has been engaged in creating new forms of life: whimsical, intelligent Strandbeests, which live on the beaches and feed on wind. “These animals will survive on their own, just like you raise your children and kick … Continue reading

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Guest artists: JG Bertrand and Becca Tzigany

  The deities in the painting are Oshun, Mars and Venus. Oshun is the Afro-Caribbean goddess of the river, love, sexuality and beauty. This prayer–an excerpt from The Pillow Book of Venus and Her Lover: Reinventing the Myth–asks for purification … Continue reading

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The radiant raindrops of Rajasthan

For centuries, the communities of the Golden Desert of Rajasthan, India, have harvested and managed the precious nine inches of rainfall that their land receives each year. “For the desert society, this is no program. This is their life,” says … Continue reading

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Guest artist: Lenny Foster

  Door of No Return I created the slave house Door of No Return image on Gorée Island. This island, located one-half mile off the coast of Senegal, was the main transfer point of enslaved Africans to various parts of the … Continue reading

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“Every crystal, a masterpiece of design”

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Wilson A. Bentley (b. 1865) first become fascinated with snow during his childhood on his parents’ farm in Jericho, Vermont. A self-educated farmer, Bentley experimented for years with ways to view individual snowflakes in order to study their crystalline structure, … Continue reading

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