Chthonically Thinking

Ix Hun Tah Dz’ib, Ix Chebel Yax, and Chibirias are all names recorded for the Mayan creator deity who had a red paintbrush and used it to color red clay, flowers, bird parts, and the like throughout the jungle. But what if there really are no deities, demons, potentialities, outside of us? What if everything…

Ethereal Emissaries

Apart from their elaborate mating displays, cranes have been seen dancing to musically rhythmic sounds*. In their wide variety of documented behaviors, as well as in their various graceful and awkward movements, I see an elegant creature paralleling so many human emotions and concerns. A perirrhanterion was a decorative open basin of water for symbolically…

Beauty and Imagination

Still Life With Tattooed Figurine I paint imaginary relics from ancient cultures. The beauty, materials, and purposes of ancient artifacts fascinate me. Humans have not changed much since we first appeared, and I look forĀ  threads of continuity in our needs and concerns. The actual artifacts that remain are often our only links — clues…

Sanctuary

Selene And Aphrodite Discuss The Growing Season The temenos, the dedicated area of land surrounding the temple, usually comprised the largest part of a sanctuary. Pilgrims and refugees might safely camp there, resident servants of the deity could be glimpsed in the midst of normal daily tasks. Wild flora and fauna would abound in the…

Sustenance For A Wild Woman, Defined

What? Sustenance, in a few realms. Visual, as my paintings, prints and books; Spiritual, as a few exotic thought ingredients with which to cook up your own meal; Physical, as a collection of innovative food notes developed through 30 years of keeping several balls in the air at once. Some of the “balls” include keeping…