Posts Tagged ‘ devotion ’

Why Patti Smith Writes

Patti Smith (photo by Steven Sebring)

In her latest book, the iconic writer and musician examines belief, friendship, mentorship, and what drives her to make art.

Source: Why Patti Smith Writes

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Mythology of Blue : But whatever I am, or have since become, I know…

But whatever I am, or have since become, I know now that slipperiness isn’t all of it. I know now that a studied evasiveness has its own limitations, its own ways of inhibiting certain forms of happiness and pleasure. The pleasure of abiding. The pleasure of insistence, of persistence. The pleasure of obligation, the pleasure of dependency. The pleasures of ordinary devotion. The pleasure of recognizing that one may have to undergo the same realizations, write the same notes in the margin, return to the same themes in one’s work, relearn the same emotional truths, write the same book over and over again–not because one is stupid or obstinate or incapable of change, but because such revisitations constitute a life.

-Maggie Nelson, The Argonauts

Mythology of Blue : But whatever I am, or have since become, I know….

Film Review: “The Better Angels”

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Braydon Denney in “The Better Angels,” by A. J. Edwards. Credit Amplify

“The Better Angels” Film Review

Ofili’s Madonna Sets Record at Christie’s $150.3 Million Sale – Bloomberg Business

“The Holy Virgin Mary” by Chris Ofili. Source: Christie’s via Bloomberg

pure love
Ofili’s elephant dung
with Madonna

 

© Donna Fleischer

from rhythm | Fiere Lingue

 

*artist Chris Ofili, lived and worked with elephants in Thailand where he grew to know and love them. 

i feel that he integrated their dung into his paintings in much the same way iconographers embellished objects of devotion with gold leaf.

Ofili’s Madonna Sets Record at Christie’s $150.3 Million Sale – Bloomberg Business.

Sam Amidon – Devotion

ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE: Alan Watts Latour Litany

ECOLOGY WITHOUT NATURE: Alan Watts Latour Litany.