….as we do every November, Richard and I are escaping any traces of American Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday and getting as far away as possible from Turkey Nightmares and disappearing into the unknown…sometimes you just have to say No……it's not like we dislike tradition…but we lean more toward honesty of Spirit and not towards the socio-economic madness that masquerades as "Thanksgiving"…so you will find us somewhere sunny and warm and mysterious and off the beaten path…giving thanks……
Archives for November 2012
….well the Calavera that we put together for the La Calaca Festival here in San Miguel has left the nest. I brought it home to do some touch up after the festival…it was here for a week more in my studio. Today Sergio and Juan, two of the producers of the Festival took it away. It will be on display for a few weeks at the Casa Primavera here in San Miguel…then it may go on tour…before settling in with a certain someone….There are rumours that it will be at Burning Man next year. Part of my heart and soul resides in this piece…my assistants Carlos and Margarito Ramirez joined me on work days…a few times at 5 am…We rocked…..I am so proud…here is a photo that Spencer Tunick took…..I believe it is the best shot so far…..
…a beautiful weekend in Mexico City…Einstein on the Beach at Bellas Artes was a profound event. I felt that it was one of the more important cultural presentations of my lifetime…yes…cudos to Robert Wilson and Philip Glass…and yes to Lucinda Childs' choreography….the cast and crew…it was all brilliant and BIG and timeless…..and the treat of being in the rafters of Bellas Artes underneath the Tiffany ceiling…..and last evening…going to see Cartaphilus Teatro in Coyoacan…the setting was completely the opposite…small but delightful. Luis and Carmen who Richard and I met in the street in San Miguel last New Years Eve….they treated me with such gentle loving kindness. They placed me in a special seat in the front row. And again I wept…just like I did in "Einstein"…I witnessed such connected beauty and play. I was very impressed…the play is called "Zen"…there are only 9 more performances. The minimalist pizzazz of "Einstein" and the quiet timeless soulfulness of "Zen" both share a thread that is anchored in the Silence of an accepting heartfulness…..yes…"Poetry in Motion"…Nice….o Lucky Me!