Tuesday, October 1, 2013


We're in tech week. I always learn more about a piece during performance. And so, in the spirit of abstract art, a haiku:

Art reveals the self.
Live performance uncovers
Preserved containers

From the NASA project Earth as Art.
This is Desolation Canyon in Utah. I think it looks like a human spine.

On another note, I tried to include the link to NASA's Earth as Art project but received this message:
"Due to the lapse in Federal Funding this website is not available. We sincerely regret this inconvenience."

Oh dear... I shake my head and feel a hole grow in my chest as I think about all of the people who could not go to work today, their families; the families of our active and retired military and the anxiety they're facing right now...It's challenging to find beauty and hope in the face of despair, but my calling is to be an artist. A mentor who counseled me during a personal time of challenge provided me with some strong direction:
"Do your work. Do your work well and do your work diligently.
In committing to the work (you're doing as an artist), you are creating an impact and you are creating change."


  1. Wow. I really needed to read this today. Thank you for sharing those wise words from your mentor.

  2. Thanks for reading, Megs! Isn't it interesting when words from our mentors and people who have inspired us in the past continue to surface and provide support? I hope you're able to keep doing your work! All the best!