Monthly Archives: May 2007

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Wabi Sabi and dissolution

There are characters in Japanese aesthetics that most people know to the concept of objects that are beautifully aged, the character implicit in use, authentic decay, honored “wearing out”, rustic simplicity and things that are made better, richer, and filled … Continue reading

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The Long Player

The LongPlayer | London | UK We’ve all thought about music, sound and experience. I was thinking about it in the context of insect sounds. Being in Cambodia, I can recall insects there that were unworldly, in the metallic character … Continue reading

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Dustin Yellin | Layered Handwriting

Every time I get back to the city — NYC — there’s invariably some kind of art full experience that is remarkable. That is, something has to be said about it. Some thing happens. I was walking in Chelsea, trying … Continue reading

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Andy Goldsworthy: When I can

NYC | 5.23 | 07 Andy Goldsworthy: When I can I’ve checked out the work of Andy Goldsworthy, with an ever-present attachment to his assembled observations. Wherever I can. In fact, I’ve studied his work since the beginning, decades before. … Continue reading

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Roxy Paine | NYC

Madison Park | NYC. 5.22.07 11.23pm People have asked me about the occasional address that I close mails with — TSG | madison park | NYC. What’s that, they say? Are you in a park? Well, sometimes yes. Girvin | … Continue reading

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No crows here?

In Tokyo, there’s a challenge with Ravens. They’re too many, too smart. And they get into trouble. And they get into the garbage. The raucous call of the Raven is a common mnemonic in Tokyo. Even in watching current Japanese … Continue reading

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The high wind

The high wind Right now, it’s raining and the wind is coming through the trees in a high rushing; and I’m re-minded of something I experienced yesterday, in standing out side, listening. From off to the west, two ravens chortled … Continue reading

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Edward Wilson

I suppose that, in a way, it begins with this. Ants. And I always had a great love of them. Not sure that my Dad does. He’s had a problem with ants at his house. And so that’s a little … Continue reading

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Gatorbait

I’d always wanted to head to the Everglades. And given the presence of my eldest daughter, living there, a client, a conference, seemed like a good idea to see about heading out there. Also: airboats. I wanted to see what … Continue reading

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