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SCALES AND HURRICANES: HARMONIC CONVERGENCE
visual songs of a sojourn in Florida. Wild and cultivated, wacky and conservative, this is
terra infirma, where orchid growers, poets, songwriters and stargazing
techies embellish a primal melody.
solo exhibition of paintings, originally created for the performance space of Indian Hill
Music Center in Littleton, Massachusetts, was accompanied, as always, by music ranging
from Bach to rock.
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MADMEN DYE HAPPY (SIESTA
: price $3200
Sunday sunset at Siesta Beach where the drum circle beats and dances on sugary white sand,
hotheaded pink meets serene teal water as the emerald flash sparks the horizon.
confluence: Madman Across the Water by Elton John & Bernie Taupin) performed by
RED TIDE & DRAGON SCALES SOLD
Dragon scales tend to
harden when they shed, and the ones I found on the beach at sunset were no exception. A bit crusty on the rounded edges, they could have
been tears sliding down a volcano, but they werent. Though this is Florida, not
Hawaii, the mist of dragons breath rising off the ocean could be mistaken for
sulfur from a volcano. Or it could be the rancid smell of the red tide that kills manatees
and causes a humans throat to swell. If I collect enough scales, perhaps I can
summon a dragon
Musical confluence: The Mask and the Mirror
by Loreena McKennitt
MYAKKA: the subtlety of
Dont be scared, said my guide as the alligator
lunged for my kayak. The waters of the Myakka River are a feast of birds and gatorsI
just didnt want to be the main course. Gee,
Im glad he didnt decide to climb across our boats, confided the guide.
My reaction, that of shock masquerading as
aplomb, earned me a new moniker. At an orchid sale the next day, I was introduced by one
of my paddling companions as Gator Girl.
Musical confluence: Unaccompanied Cello Suites by J.S.
Bach performed by Yo Yo Ma
ORCHID SOCIETY price $4200
Orchid growers are part farmers, scientists, and appreciators of
beauty. The owners of Fenders Flora, who have added my custom
painted Ultimate Aloha shirts to their classic Hawaiian shirt
collection, generously fill my studio with hybrids to
Musical confluence: No Boundaries performed by Natalie
Much Beauty price: $3200
Some of the residents of exclusive Longboat Key complain that there
are too many peacocks wandering the streets, so I sent the birds out for a swim.
Musical confluence: Weaving Our Ancestors Voices by Sheila
HURRICANE: Eye of
the Storm price: $3200
Less than two weeks after I arrived, I sat out in someones backyard listening
to poets and songwriters spill out their frustration at Hurricane Charlies wild
trip. By the third poem of fear and homelessness, I asked the group if I should turn tail
and run. No, we figure in a year youll be living down here with us, and
well tell you when to run like hell.
confluence: The Whole Night Sky by Bruce Cockburn performed by Christine Collister
circles of a conch,
mandala of creativity.
to Beths Nebula.
Sky Kisses Earth
by Prem Joshua
GANESH ON THE
The elephant headed god is called
the Breaker of Obstaclesa good companion in creativity.
confluence: Screenplaying by Mark Knopfler