Monday, March 26, 2012
Poster from an exhibition I had in New York in 1987, at ABCNoRio, a funky East Village art space back in the day.
The work shown consisted of hand-written letters on black-and-white prints that had been sent to a friend "in confusion and clarity."
True true true.
To quote a regretful Rimbaud in his poem A Season in Hell, "finally, I came to believe in the confusion of the mind as sacred."
Thank goodness for the possibilities of redemption and hard-learned wisdom.
In 2003, I photographed these new Ethiopian citizens of Israel in the Beit Canada ulpan (immigration center) in the coastal city of Ashdod, and at a dignified demonstration in Jerusalem for immigration rights for their relatives (Falash Mura) still in Ethiopia.
The older couple had made aliyah to Israel from their village in the Gondar region of Africa just a few days before this photo was made.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Sunday, March 18, 2012
Friday, March 16, 2012
Further work was done on the mural we are painting at the CCNV shelter in Washington DC.
With the direction of Erica Steen of the DCJCC volunteer program, and support from Randy Bacon and Danny Obeler from Behrend Builders, a team of international students from Global Upgrad, part of the World Learning program sponsored by the US State Department, did a terrific job of adding their touches to the work begun last month. Great energy from this talented crew resulted in significant progress, and the mural is nearing completion.
A couple of these folks could really paint... and all were very helpful and enthusiastic.
Thanks to Sergio Venegas Gamboa, Sa' Samuel, Amon Jadeedah Pascasem, Muhamad Rosyid Jazuil, Kwang Bae Choi, Sonia Maria Zavaleta, Tsoggerel Enkhbayar, Paula Beltran Veloso, Christele Raymond, Ana Lorena Barrios Calderon, and Helen Gu, who were coordinated and directed by Pamela Lowenstein of World Learning.
Thanks again to EVERYONE who has helped out.
Thursday, March 08, 2012
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
I recently was assigned to document the making of a "Discover Shakespeare: Live Electronic Field Trip" segment produced by Alabama Public Television for the Folger Shakespeare Library's magazine.
Art about art about art... mirrors within mirrors, among other things.
These images are my selection of the process.
The Bard's legacy transforms, and continues.