Friday, September 11, 2009

Fruit and Water

There is a story behind this image. Want to know more? I need at least 10 comments.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The girl from Guanajuato

I promised that after I receive more than 10 comments on the image "Geometric Serendipity" that I would tell you the story about the girl in Mexico. Sometimes art gets created over many years. The story that led to this image unfolded over a period of about 20 years! It goes back to traditional photography and taking pictures with an old fashioned 35 mm SLR. I don't know how long it took me to create the image below. Also, I don't know if I'd be able to recreate it if my life depended upon it! You can read the story by clicking on the link below:

Take the journey!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

My Poem - Tlamatini

I stated that I would post the story of my experience with a Mexican girl. Stay tuned. There is a great deal more that needs to be said!

I also promised that after I receive at least 10 comments that I would post a poem based on the comments. You can enter comments about the poem and of course you can also enter more comments about the image! The more comments I receive, the better!

Here is the Poem:


Coyote the scholar of Aztec culture
Father Guadalupe the priest
Aquarius the astrologer and
Papyrus the poet
are lost
in the labyrinth

Feathers of pink with cream
caress the paintings
on the walls
of the labyrinth

Together they stand before one of the paintings
Under the spell of the labyrinth
each person believes
that the images will point
to the way out
to his view of
Creative Enlightenment

Coyote sees an awesome image of Huitzilopochtli
pointing a spear
toward the Spectacular Sun Smile
The other ears are deaf to his words
The other eyes are blind to his vision

Father Guadalupe sees an image of La Virgen de Guadalupe
smiling in the direction of
the Miraculous Madonna Mystique
The other eyes are blindfolded
The other ears are plugged

Aquarius sees the zodiac sign of Aries
and believes that it points toward
the Superlative Sign of Signs
Again deaf ears blind eyes

Papyrus writes a poem
based on the observations
of his companions
He reads his awesome poem
believing that its words wind toward
the Magical Moon Muse
His colleagues hear it but do not listen

It is still sunrise and the feathers of pink with cream
give birth to
a young Native American girl
She is barefooted and dressed in brown rags
Her hair is tangled and dirty
She points to herself and says
But they do not see or hear her

The sun has risen
The girl blows away into iridescent sand
They cannot agree on their different visions
to Creative Bliss
So they each go their separate way

Coyote walks the trail of the Aztec gods
Father Guadalupe the way of La Virgen
Aquarius the path of the signs of the zodiac
Papyrus follows the words of his awesome poem
But no one finds the way to
Creative Nirvana

Beats of purple pink yellow and orange
vibrate through the painted walls
of the image laden labyrinth
The iridescent sand blows back in
bearing Tlamatini again and again
before Coyote
in front of Aquarius
before Father Guadalupe
and in plain sight of Papyrus
But they never notice her

They keep on walking and wandering
and wondering
down the channels of the labyrinth
from sunrise to sunset
sunrise to sunset
until the earth
stops spinning

Monday, June 8, 2009

Geometric Serendipity

There is a story behind this image. It is about a poignant experience I had with a girl in Mexico! Want to know more? I need at least 10 comments!