Friday, December 21, 2007

It is an interesting thing to visit with loved ones whose memory is not what it used to be and they know it.

Do you think it is possible to see death around someone even if they are not very sick?

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

The Pedal People

a human-powered delivery and hauling service
for the Northampton, Massachusetts area

go here to find out to find out more:

these lovely people take my houses composting and recycling away on their bikes (well a cart attached to their bikes).

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Sometimes it is so nice to read what another person has to say about one's work. I tend to get tangled and strangled by the words I would use to talk about what I am doing. Tonight I read what the folks at THE ART OF THIS GALLERY in Minneapolis wrote about my work and it made me very pleased. I have been feeling really poopy about my work lately but after reading the little blurb they wrote I feel clear about what it is I am currently doing and how some folks perceive it (which helps me think something other than poopy about the work).

Here are the words:

A whimsical installation of play and
discovery and the collective meanings found therein.

Feb 9-Mar 9, Opening 2/9 7pm

Art of This Gallery is pleased to present the work of Angela Zammarelli, a
recent MFA graduate from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She
will exhibit work from her current series “Shut Up Spacemaker, You Talk
Too Much,” a whimsical installation that explores the interplay between
play, discovery and escape and the collective meanings found therein.

This eclectic work often combines not only an array of domestic handmade
objects, such as blankets, dolls and furniture, using colorful textiles,
woods and plastics, but elements of performance and video as well.

Angela’s work, both in craft and content, is tremendously transformative
with its ability to alter the viewer’s perception of the materials found
in the work as well as ask one to question the reality of the unique,
magical environments that she constructs.

Here are their web pages:

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

"There is a Story I Forgot to Tell You; Shut Up Spacemaker, You Talk Too Much"

Could you scoot over just a hair for me while I cut a hole in the wall? Isn't that better? Now you can put your legs through it.

I am trying to create something for us.

Well don't assume I want it and pick up those floor boards they are getting in the way.

Breathe in and breath out and breathe in and breathe out.

I can only give you so much and that is as much as I can give you so take it or leave it or take it and leave it. And while you're at it move that chair over towards the door, then you can lay in this spot and I can lay next to you.

What are we using today? A little bit of this and a little bit of that, I see, that should work just fine. One can not afford to be picky. But you seem to always over do it.

Good night, sleep tight.

Friday, December 07, 2007


In the later part of the spring of 2007 I was biking on a trail going west in Minneapolis, the one that goes out to St. Louis park and beyond. I was going around a corner when I felt something hop on the back of my bike, it wasn't a very big thing but it startled me a little. I turned my head and so-mee was there. She wrapped her arms around me and we continued going west. I thought maybe she would jump off when I turned around to go back to my apartment, but she didn't. She came home with me and would sit quietly in my room on top of a pile of clothes. We spent a lot of time together looking at books and humming.

my neighbor died and I spent a whole month at my friend Ursula's home because my neighbor died a vicious death and I lived only with so-mee in a basement and didn't feel very safe. There was also a peeper a foot and I felt exposed.

I went to Montanan at the end of that month, as maybe you read.

Then I moved back to Massachusetts.

I haven't seen her since I moved away. I abandoned her, right?

Anyway this is the painting I did of her in June and finished in October.
Jenny Holzer Projections
Spencer Finch's What Time is it on the Sun
Anselm Kiefer: Sculpture and Paintings from The Hall Collection
Fransje Killaars: Installation: Figures, Colors First

Currently at Mass MoCA

A gem in the Berkshires