The world is a place where the extraordinary can sit just beside the ordinary with the thinnest of boundaries.
If you love something, you let it go
Many paths lead from the foot of the mountain, but at the peak we all gaze at the single bright moon.
IKKYU – ZEN-MONK POET, 1394-1481
“Our soul’s voice reveals our deepest wisdom and our deepest wounds, which is why unleashing our soul’s voice is often our deepest desire and our deepest fear. We ache to be self-expressed, to be authentic, to totally let ‘er rip and yet we are terrified of being that vulnerable, that raw, that real. So we edit, shape or even shut up our unique soul’s voice in order to be accepted, successful, and even loved. But deep down in our bellies, where our power burns the brightest, we know we cannot be of service, we cannot be free, we cannot truly come alive if we aren’t sharing the truth of who we are.” – Sera Beak
The sublime assurance that although everything we love – people, places, possessions – can and likely will eventually be taken from us, the radiant vestiges those loves leave in the soul are permanently ours, and this is the only permanence we’ll ever know.
Patti Smith ,M-train
We want things we cannot have. We seek to reclaim a certain moment, sound, sensation. I want to hear my mother’s voice. I want to see my children as children. Hands small, feet swift. Everything changes. Boy grown, father dead, daughter taller than me, weeping from a bad dream. Please stay forever, I say to the things I know. Don’t go. Don’t grow.
Nothing can be truly replicated. Not a love, not a jewel, not a single line.
I am participating in this Art event with Galerie : NiVuNiCornu in St-Anne de Beaupré, PQ ,Canada
My new piece “Melusine” will be exposed.
15 February ,the WOW exhibition opens in Peabody Museum, Salem , Mass, USA
My costume SKIN is part of the collection
I was lucky to see the same show in the EMP museum in Seattle last summer.
It is a wonderful exhibition.
I have been working very hard for more than two months to create “Mélusine”.
She is 3 meters long and has 596 openings.
To make it all happen, I received some weeks of assistance from one of my students.
Thanks for your generosity, Tinie!
It took 8 days to felt it completely…..
She seems to belong to the water.
Melusine is a figure of European folklore, a feminine spirit of fresh water in a sacred spring or river. She is usually depicted as a woman who is a serpent from the waist down (much like a mermaid)
beyond all that pain has taught
me, the soft well at the base of
time has opened, and life
touching me there
has turned me into a flower
that prays for rain. Now
I understand: to blossom
is to pray, to wilt and shed
is to pray, to turn to mulch
is to pray, to stretch in the dark
is to pray, to break surface
after great months of ice
is to pray, and to squeeze love
up the stalky center toward the
sky with only dreams of color
is to pray, and finally to unfold
again as if never before
is to be the prayer.
Change the story and you change perception; change perception and you change the world.