Friday, August 31, 2012

Tamara


I performed the Lesser Banishing Ritual of the Pentagram.
I sliced and fried peaches and plums in a cast-iron skillet.
I took photos of three wild iguanas.
I laughed until I peed in my pants.
I made a print of my hand.

Tamara



Friday, August 24, 2012

Luke


I have done yoga on a skyscraper in NYC at sunrise.
I have swam underneath a sea turtle on black sands beaches in Hawaii.
I have smoked meth with a one eyed drug dealer in San Felipe, Mexico.
I have seen ghosts of cows in an old creamery building.
I have hiked thru bamboo forests outside of Kyoto, Japan.

Luke, age 29

Rehema


I put myself through college and grad school and received degrees in Art History.
I drove by myself from Connecticut to Missouri and back again.
I spent two weeks in Japan and fell in love with the country.
I've had several careers in my life working as a student loan officer, art teacher, curator,administrative assistant, writer, professor and arts administrator.
AND
After years and years of doubting my place in this universe, I became a believer.

Rehema, age 36

Rachelle


Watched my sister take her first breath.
Masturbated with an Isreali cucumber and then ate it.
Shared tea with the US Ambassador to India.
Ran away from a falling World Trade Center Tower.
Kissed my mother goodbye.

Rachelle, age 41

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Bibiana


I have stayed true to myself.
I have said I'm allergic to things I simply dislike.
I have had a baby after being told I would never be able to.
I have apologized when I hurt people.
I have said I love you only to the ones I do.

Bibiana, age 38 

Maria


traveled around Europe by train alone.
I traveled as a sailor to Corsica.
I became an assistant of a famous sculptor.
I became widow.
I picked up my pieces and continued in art.

Maria, age 48

Guido

I made a lot of art.
I learned critical thinking.
I helped many people live creatively.
I enjoyed sex.
I gave up the mind traps of metaphysics.

Guido

John

I looked at a potato chip.
I changed my shorts.
I held a coin.
I dropped my hat.
I named a grain of sand.


John

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

James


Smoked enough pot to choke a bull.
Saw the green flash.
Exchanged "hullo" with John Lennon on Ibiza 1972.
Caught 2 halibut of over 100 pounds.
Developed an art career.

James, age 61 

ISA


Sculptural idea for building.
Designing a park, compound with artworks.
Eco-friendly sculptures.
Wall branding.
Decorating a home with paintings and drawing.

ISA, age 28

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Leni


Ate things from the woods when I was a kid, like sweetgrass, chokecherries, and fox grapes.
Followed my instincts to find my way.
Cried as I said I do.
Let too much time go by without making art.
Connected birth to death as looking the same, at 8 years old.

Leni, age 49

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Marybeth


I barely survived my father' death at the age of 22.
I learned how to be a painter in Venice.
I raised a learning disabled son as a single parent.
I fell madly in love with Vladimir. He became homesick, returned to Moscow.
I think, sometimes, that hope is all we have.

Marybeth, age 57

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Tracy


I went from hairdressing to a double degree in Criminology and Religious Studies.
I explained to my mother the difference between Religious Studies and Theology.
I got a tattooed by a meth head at a Motorcycle Club.
I watched Dad die of cancer, and watched Mum kick cancer's ass.
I have read the Qu'ran, The Bible, the Mahaparinirvana Sutra and working on the book of Mormon - all just for fun.

Tracy

N

Danced in my undies on a city street.
Spat in someone's coffee because they asked for a more attractive waitress.
Stood on a glass and broke it into my foot.
Climbed up 1000 steps to watch the sun set from a fort.
Bake a killer New York cheesecake.


N

Friday, August 10, 2012

Emily


First and only person in my family to finish high school, I now have higher degrees earned on 3 continents.
I both lived and worked in a zoo, fortunately not as an exhibit.
I got an intimate piercing.
I became fluent in Mandarin by living in Taiwan for many years.
I gave a really good black eye to someone who needed it.

Emily, age 33

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Jessica

I had heart surgery.
I have performed in parades.
I have been licked by a cow.
I have cried every night for a year.
I fell in love.


Jessica, age 30

Grace

I've showed up.
I've listened.
I've loved women.
I've loved men.
I've loved someone in-between.


Grace, age 30 

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Deborah


Had a miscarriage when 2 months along.
Sang jazz professionally.
Learned conversational Italian.
Graduated from Baking and Pastry school.
Took 3 1/2 years to read a book about ethnobotanists because I did not want it to end.

Deborah Lee, age 60

Jamie

I was young and wild.
Married my true love
Laughed with my children.
I found Jesus.
I see miracles everyday.


Jamie, age 35