Artworks

2015 Year at a Glance [Aquarius] -Erasure poem-

The encounter between Uranus and a four-year crisis will awake radical playfulness in another life you choose to participate in.
Aquarius, cosmic inventor of a better future.

People begin to bloom, promising new acquaintances on your doorstep.
Relationships have a party existing all with new adventure and interest.
Connect, perhaps from years ago.
Be distracted by a thousand possibilities.

Look for magic

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2015 Year at a Glance [Taurus] -Erasure poem-

Earth, your roots are hungry.
Spirits tug at you, longings challenged by necessities.
It’s better to feel deep wisdom direct your desires.

Plan to be resourceful with what you have
— inner wealth is accumulated stuff.

Throw yourself into a dream of possibilities.
You being the rock,
Restructure consistency.

Flashes of insight reveal issues you buried from other lives.  Will the heart into childlike spirits.

inwardly rich. You are a dance in years to come.

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This is not a test

toronto-trashcolormix-A.R.T.T.This is not a test… it is a reminder.
A sticker to show you where your trash goes!

I try to stay conscious of what I buy; It limits what I send to landfills.
I often ask myself:

Do I need it?
How much packaging is there?
Will it break soon after I buy it?
Can I make this myself?
Can I acquire it pre-loved?

2015 Year at a Glance [Aries] -Erasure poem-

Through identities, electrical storm — crusading around you, startled.

Pursue love, be playful, expressive.

For success: resistance from authorities increases determination or fury.
Sweat out oppressive people.
Master the increased electricity arcing through you.

Catalytic enthusiasm.

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2015 Year at a Glance [Pisces] -Erasure poem-

Increase blissful moments.
Expanding your consciousness when living in a world.

Increase artistic devotion and refuge.
Mind altering substances profoundly impact your system.

Unusual niches will use your resources and capitalize upon what makes you unique.
Unusual you.

Watch for foreigners.

DON‘T GET BLINDSIDED BY REALITY.
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Write Tactics 3

Written Self Portrait.

Discover yourself using a stream of consciousness.
Write without stopping.
Change it up as you go, or wait until you finish and tweak it.
→ It can feel pretty meditative if you do it on paper… you might learn a few things about yourself.

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BlabberSamm and the Bricolage of D00M or, how I try to figure myself out [a self portrait]

Recently, I’ve been all over the map & I like it that way.
I am juxtaposed
up your nose.

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Snail Rescue.gif ’13

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WOAH!  Snails can heal themselves if their shell breaks! 

2 summers ago I heard this awful *-CRUUNCH-* I was gardening and I accidentally stepped on a snail. I felt so bad that I took her/him inside and fed her lots of yummy veggie scraps while she healed from the accident. I made this .gif when she stopped resting and the shell started growing back in.

I didn’t know that you have to take the broken bits off… but she healed fine with them left on.  :]

She is such an active, eye-whirling snail! I wanted to keep her as a pet/friend, but I realized she’d be much happier outside so I let her go after making sure she was healed.

The world is really beautiful.

“Do all our thoughts have squatter’s rights?
And can we overthrow them?
Yes, always yes.”

Claire Haugh

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THROWBACK ’13 – Decouplate — Reflections

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From a workshop I hosted in the summer of 2013.

50+ ceramic dinner plates were salvaged from a hospital after discovering they were going to be thrown away.

The project organizer challenged me to make something that wasn’t costly and was easy to teach to a group that consisted of many art levels.   (more…)