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redsonika.wordpress.com

It’s a long story. One that’s explained over there.

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New website!

Nervousmotion Artworks is now being incorporated with the Shooting Buddha photography/Buddhism blog into one big website full o’goodness. The archives will remain here, and any new posts will be made over at the new site.

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Moving on.

This daily photo thing is going well, and it’s starting to gel with my daily sort of Buddhist “practice.” This can only mean one thing…

Blog about them both! At the same time! So, for the meantime, I’m changing directions and moving to a new space.

http://shootthebuddha.wordpress.com/


Daily(ish) Photo: May 17

With the new job, I’ve been working or sleeping so much that somehow EIGHTY TWO unprocessed images were uploaded from my camera today. They will appear on Flickr at some point, and I will be updating sporadically this evening with sort of “best-of” shots. I’m still trying to get one image a day – routines are still being established in this new version of my life, I’ll get there! Really!


Daily Photo: April 8.

All daily photos here.


Day 12.

As promised, daily photos from my trip to Washington DC. I took plenty of other photos that I will be posting to Flickr, but these are it for now as I happened to pick up a fever on my trip. 

 

 All daily photos here.


Bath time.

Kári asked me to draw him a bath. Because I am a smart ass, here it is:

 

[ Yeah, I guess in my drawings, he takes a bath with his glasses on. ]


Obsessive Consumption

So, one of my totally amazing friends bought for me The Artist’s Guide To Making Money that I blogged about earlier. I have super duper special printing #58 out of 1000! SWEET!

This was a neat and especially fortuituos surprise to get after a really rough weekend at my day job. I read and thoroughly loved the ‘zine/book/independent publication while taking a hot bath in the clawfoot tub in the apartment that I slaved over a coffee grinder all day to be able to afford to live in. (Please do not question the validity or the grammar of that sentence. It’s been a hard couple of days.) I especially enjoyed the brilliance of Kate Bingaman, who draws out her credit card statements and sells the drawings in order to make her monthly payments. Brilliant! Also, her drawings of her daily purchases are charming and awesome.

It reminds me a bit of Donation Derby done by Dorothy of Cat and Girl fame: give her some money and she’ll draw what she does with it! Awesome! I even have a friend who sent her some money once and still has the drawing she sent him in return. And he let me touch the hem of his garment.

I won’t be quitting my day job soon, but perhaps I’ll do more collaging with my receipts as a commentary on the over indulgent consumer society in which we live. Or maybe I’ll just take a picture of my new pants from the Gap because they are truly, truly amazing pants.


Berlin Holocaust Memorial.

[photo by Amelia Bidwell]

I’m pretty envious that my good friend Amelia got to go to Berlin, it’s one of those places I’ve always wanted to visit – I even threatened to move there for a while (not having been to a place before doesn’t stop me from making that sort of threat. I’m currently threatening to move to Buenos Aires).  While I was living vicariously through her Flickr set I was especially envious to see that she had visited the Holocaust Memorial Maze. I am, you see, something of a Holocaust dork.

The Berlin Holocaust Memorial Maze was the most interesting of the Holocaust Memorials that I read about back when I took a class on Art & The Holocaust back in the fall of my senior year at Hampshire. Most of the theory behind memorials is even more astoundingly boring than the monuments themselves, but I liked the idea of the maze.  It’s very interesting to see the reactions specifically of the German people in regards to the Shoah as the nation contained both victims and perpetrators.  How do you embody that in a piece of art? How do you pay homage to the suffering and destruction of a people that your nation caused? The designer of the maze says that he didn’t want to create a place that was filled with an overwhelming sense of loss – perhaps this is because that loss is still too much to bear for the people who will see the Memorial and be reminded that they or their families were on the other side of that particular coin.  After all, 60 years is only too early to erect a memorial for a pain that you took part in inflicting.


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