Archive for April, 2017

TOM CLARK: Animalia (Whitman: I think I could turn and live with animals) / In the Swamp: She threw herself away on a giant bunny

Caracal or desert lynx (Caracal caracal): photo by Van 3000, 2006

Source: TOM CLARK: Animalia (Whitman: I think I could turn and live with animals) / In the Swamp: She threw herself away on a giant bunny

April 28 2017, Daily Comic Strip

Source: April 28 2017, Daily Comic Strip

Sculptor Camille Claudel Finally Gets Her Own Museum

Camille Claudel in her workshop (image via Wikipedia)

In the French town of Nogent-sur-Seine, the Musée Camille Claudel opened last month with 43 of the artist’s sculptures, the largest collection anywhere in the world.

Source: Sculptor Camille Claudel Finally Gets Her Own Museum

Interview | Wohnwagon – YouTube

Wikitribune – Evidence-based journalism

Jimmy Wales, founder of Wikipedia

Evidence-based journalism

Source: Wikitribune – Evidence-based journalism

Magdalena Abakanowicz, Magnificent Polish Artist, died at 86 (2017 – 1930) » Vitro Nasu

See another photo of her from Daily News Obit here.

From quite early in her life, Abakanowicz has held a deep regard for the rough stalwartness of the Polish peasant culture and the utilitarian weaving done by Polish women.
“The fiber I use in my works derives from plants and is similar to that from which we ourselves are composed…our heart is surrounded by the coronary plexus, the most vital of threads…handling fiber we handle mystery. When the biology of our body breaks down the skin has to be cut so as to give access to the inside. Later it has to be sewn on like fabric. Fabric is our covering and attire, made with our hands it is a record of our thought.”


Source: Vitro Nasu » Blog Archive » Magnificent Polish Artist Magdalena Abakanowicz died at 86,

Susana Baca – Los Amantes – YouTube

Alec Finlay: We all need shelter

Howe is an expression of the notion that the appropriate way to recognise the sun’s fundamental unity with the earth is through the agency of shelter. It is a temple of the sun. This is resonant with what I have already noted, namely that the physical and spiritual aspects of shelter are deeply intertwined in the human psyche. In a complementary way that is what the classical myth of Philemon and Baucis tells us also. If you give freely to others of the hospitality of your hut, you may find that your hut has become transformed into a temple.

text & photography, Murdo Macdonald


a bowl, after Ovid


growing old together

Baucis & Philemon

share this humble home


raking ashes, lighting fires

with the little breath

their frail bodies have left


in the middle of the table

they set their only bounty

a bowl of clear white honey




Source: Alec Finlay: We all need shelter

Alec Finlay: minnmouth

Source: Alec Finlay: minnmouth

▶︎ tidesongs | Hanna Tuulikki, Lucy Duncombe, Alec Finlay

Source: ▶︎ tidesongs | Hanna Tuulikki, Lucy Duncombe, Alec Finlay