Monday, August 31, 2009

A bit of a visual overview of the Spiritual in Modern Art (part 2)

Georgia O'Keefe -

"Jack-in-the-Pulpit No. IV" 1930

"Black Mesa Landscape, New Mexico / Out Back of Marie's II" 1930

Arthur Dove -

"Me and the Moon" 1937

Piet Mondrian -
I learned he is attempting to discuss theosophic philosophy (a branch of western mysticism popular at the time) through his art. Think the way the Lakota use color on the alter to express their beliefs. Something like that.

"Tableau no. 2 / Composition no. V." 1914

"Composition with Red, Blue and Yellow" 1930

Paul Klee -

"Visual Music" 1922

A bit of a visual overview of the Spiritual in Modern Art (part 1)


Hilma of Klint -

“What A Human Being Is” - 1910

"Altar Painting, No. 1, Group 10" - 1915

Frantisek Kupka -

"Discs of Newton" - 1912

Wassily Kandinsky -

"Composition IV" - 1911

"Composition VIII" - 1923

"Several Circles" 1926

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Elder's Meditation of the Day - August 27

--Fools Crow, LAKOTA
There are certain prayers or actions we can take that will call the Powers. The Powers can only work through the people. The Powers are always waiting to express themselves through people that are ready. Every person born is born with a purpose. They have a song to sing. They have a mission to accomplish. Every true purpose will always be about serving the Creator and helping others. When we let the Powers know that we are ready to serve the people, the Powers get excited because they can now do things to help the people and make things better for them. The decision is powerful because it turns an idea into action.

Great Spirit, the greatest joy or feeling that I have ever experienced is when you are using me to help the people, the feeling of giving, the feeling of being your channel. Today, let me have that feeling of giving. Use me as You will.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009 sequence

I put together a yoga sequence from a selection of poses I found @

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My sequence:

opening -

- ANAHATASANA (3-5 min)
- BUTTERFLY (3-5 min)
- CATERPILLAR (3-5 min)
- CAT PULLING ITS TAIL (1 min/side)
- SPINX/SEAL (3-5 min)
- CHILD'S POSE (3-5 min)


hip openers:

- FROG (3-5 min)
- HAPPY BABY (3-5 min)
- SHOELACE (3-5 min/side)
- SQUARE (3-5 min/side)
- SQUAT (2-3 min)
- SLEEPING SWAN (3-5 min/side)
- SWAN (3-5 min/side)


- DANGLING (2-3 min)
- CAMEL (1-2 min)
- SADDLE (2-3 min)
- SNAIL (3-5 min)
- DRAGON (3-5 min/side)
- DRAGONFLY (3-5 min)


- DEER (2-3 min/side)
- TOE SQUAT (2-3 min)
- LYING TWIST (3-5 min/side)

End of Frank Zappa's "G-Spot Tornado"

Monday, August 24, 2009

I finish a painting.

I used to work at Our Lady of Lourdes School in Porcupine, SD on the Pine Ridge Reservation.

It was really good to paint because I had to spend time walking around OLL in my head. I had a picture to work from, but focusing on it just brought me right back there.

Its amazing how many vivid sensory details I can recall when I try.
They bring back the more peaceful moments of my time there.
Realizing I know where each tree and bush were
....picking out details of the playground
...the feeling of the wind up by the cove.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

I just saw this on Amanda Palmer's blog.

Which I saw right after watching another video from the same artist on Lynsey's blog.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

corpus close up

corpus close up
Originally uploaded by porkshanks

(A note included under the picture on its Flickr page)

yum you can really taste the martyrdom.

he's made of Love now. Of course Love is the name of the sentient operating program that controls everyone linked to the system. Well, controls is a strong word. Coordinate, maybe? Make's people happy by keeping all the invisible gear teeth meshed up nice and tight. Its efficient and it likes us a lot. That's why its called Love.