Thursday, March 25, 2010

Los Angeles: Clare Graham & Mor York

Tanya Aguiniga took us to visit her friend Clare Graham at his amazing space called Mor York. It's a giant corner building in Los Angeles that houses a community gallery in front 1/4 and Clare's workshop, collections and artwork in the other 3/4 of the building.

Anyone who collects, gathers, archives or makes must make a trip to visit this space.

Tanya Aguiniga & Clare Graham

Mor York: Clare Graham's artwork & collections

soda can mosaic


rulers & swizzle sticks

Mor York: Clare Graham's artwork & collections

Mor York: Clare Graham's artwork & collections
Platter of shoe soles

View the entire set here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

What are you reading?

I can never read one thing at a time these days. Here are the three books I'm currently working on.

by Patrick DeWitt
The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray's Anatomy
by Bill Hayes

Collections of Nothing by William Davies King

I'm curious, what are you reading?

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I love the short train ride to Chicago from Milwaukee.
From my phone to you:

Monday, March 1, 2010

Ojo de Dios


For luck, must be spoken before 12 noon on the first day of the month:

"Rabbits Hot, Rabbits Cold, Rabbits New, Rabbits Old, Rabbits Tender, Rabbits Tough, Rabbits I've had enough." (-A folk law version of Rabbits 19th C )

In the 1920s, there was a custom in the UK to say the word 'rabbit' three times when going to bed on the last day of the month. The superstition did not end there: on rising, the person was to say 'hare' three times. However, sources differ on this point, with one saying that the words 'rabbit,rabbit, rabbit', and not 'hare' should be said on the morning of the month's first day.

A 1953 source puts a different 'complexion' on the custom yet again:

"On the first day of the month when you wake up in the morning shout ‘White Rabbit' and when you go to bed at night shout ‘Black Rabbit' and you will have good luck."

and by 1982 we have plurality suggested:

"The first words you say for a lucky month are ‘White Rabbits.'"

Ojo de Dios (god's eye) "...symbolic of the power of seeing and understanding that which is unknown and unknowable, The Mystery"