Thursday, January 19, 2012


bee tube 01.15.2012

misprinted picture 01.14.2012




self sabotage
I have been a bit clumsy this week.
I wonder if that is how I am going to roll this year.


On Sunday I went on a trip to the Museum of Natural History in Providence, RI. The main impetus of the trip was to see the exhibition Curiouser that Victore Signore (a friend and local artist) has work in. The piece he has in the show is a reiteration of the amazing untitled (Dream Wall) that he had done in the 2009 show Call and Response.

We met M.
He was wonderful with very square teeth.
He has a lot of information and a lot of care.
He has a license to pick up and freeze dry roadkill.
He took our picture with a bear.


The sewing machine pictured above's owner passed away last year. I never met her. I am told she sewed all her own clothing and curtains. Her son was in charge of going through her belongings. I have received this beautiful machine. I am trying to figure out how to run it as a treadle without electricity.


"Even more worrying is the potential for censorship. Sometimes art is controversial. We therefore value individual freedom of expression, and the extent to which the Internet's structure gives individuals this power. We don't believe in undermining this freedom just to give more power to copyright holders, even if we may benefit from copyright ourselves. "......Artist concerned about PIPA

Maybe you know about SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) already because it has been all over the news. There are so many other places on the internet right now to read about the language involved in the bills (reddit is comprehensive).

I just want to make a little comment:
I have been thinking about how exciting all of the clashing and questioning of the bills' language has been. The new space that the Internet has created in our culture is redefining freedom and expression and consumption. It has been good for me to think about how I use the internet, what I want from it, and what kind of responsibilities I have to it and to others while using it. I find it also interesting how there seems to be a clashing of old power structures with newer ones and what does that mean going forward. Who has what skills and information and how the internet changes the playing field. The bills have been put on hold for modification it will be interesting to see how the language changes when they come back around.
Who is going to have say in the changes?
Will lawmakers go to internet training seminars in the meantime?


I link to a lot of things
collateral damage


Chris Nelson whose work I admire greatly has a new website. If you would like to please click the link. I highly recommend watching the video for the piece Trio.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Right Here (see below) 12.28.2011

studio 01.05.2012



Wednesday's are like this sometimes. 01.04.2012



“Right Here” is in a show that opened Saturday night at the Rendezvous in Turners Falls, MA called “All the Cool Kids” curated by Katherine Greenwood-Swanson. The show is up for the month of January.

Some of the Artists in the show are:

Ali Osborn

Alexis Arcaro

Amber Scoon

Anna Slezak

Cathe Janke

Hunter Swanson

Lauren Y Watrous

Nick Meyer

Stash White


On Friday morning I found this wing, it fell out of one of the bags of yarn I was packing. I am amazed that it stayed in one piece. We are rough on the yarn. It is piled into bags and stacked into carts, and then un-bagged, counted, and then repackaged up for shipping. Later in the day I found a bee in a bag of yarn and the bee was in one piece.


I am sorry my writing is so skimpy. I am going to try to give you more this year.


Bookmaker 01.04.2012

We Love Doom/Wheel of Doom #6 01.07.2012

Joshua Vrysen’s “We Love Doom/Wheel of Doom #6” is printed and in the process of being put together. (I received my copy last week!) But Joshua needs 28 more keys to complete the run of books. Do you happen to have keys that go to nowhere? Would you be willing to part with those keys? Please email Joshua at buddybomb[at]gmail[dot]com for more information. Thank you.

"a continuing narrative involving strange hybrid creatures and objects that seem to be stuck in a liminal state, as though their evolution were being recorded over eons and flattened into a static drawing." from synopsis of Wheel of Doom / We Love Doom. Nos. 4 and 5 : Grast Ghost


"I'm a perfectly ripe fruit filled with a bounty of luscious pulp and sticky seeds. I'm a vessel for thirsty parasites. I'm cave woman who got invited to tea. " - Alicia Renadette

On Saturday night Alicia Renadette opened up the unoccupied apartment downstairs from hers for people to come and view a multi-room installation she has been working on for the past couple of months. In some ways this apartment was the perfect place for her work to present itself at this time.

I have seen Alicia’s work in galleries before and have always been excited and pulled in by the pieces. Her current work I see as bodies of decay and/or growth trying hard to present themselves as beautiful and restrained beings to the viewer. But at some point it becomes apparent that since they are beings in a state of flux they are leaking innards in front of everyone and can’t control it (maybe don’t even want to control it). In a gallery this makes them a little pathetic and a little bit frightening.

These beings that feel exposed in the gallery were decidedly in charge of the apartment and leaked as they liked. The pieces found their spots in the apartment and grew into the architecture. They spread out in their different rooms and attended to their own processes in front of company unabashedly.

Some images from the show:

To see more images of the show please see Alicia's most recent posts on her blog.