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Sunday, March 29, 2015


ART & FEAR by Bayles and Orland gives quite good information about being an artist in our culture. Brass tacks, down to Earth observations gives insight into the scarcity of art in this current USA dominated world. Liana Thomchesson recommended this book to me.

So-o-o I am going through my mother's papers, possessions stored away, abandoned some 16 years ago. She died only a year ago but these are the things left in her mobile home. Whatever madness she had, it danced. In her letters and remnants. In magazines full of pasted card, photographs and letters.
photo by Rick Patrick

photo by Rick Patrick
And Bayles and Orland say there have been cultures without wheels, windmills or computers but there has never been a culture without art. Mom couldn't keep accounts or fit into our culture. But she did make ART. 

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