…to do something like this. But I am doing it anyway cuz I need a boost. I am reprinting an email that I got from Stan of Stan and Bill fame here in San Miguel. I feel both flattered and moved because these fellows mean a lot to me. Trully good men. They have the piece, "Madre de los Indios"….I retooled it to say the least and now it is in their home. I pointed it out in the film that Joe did. It still has the same connection to Mexico, but I have amped it up and it has fresh power. Loving Stan’s email follows:
I couldn’t sleep last night, so I went to the living room and sat with the new piece. Very exciting to have something new which I love in the house. I had flashes of a favorite object in my childhood. I was fascinated with amusement parks. There was a big one in San Francisco called Playland At the Beach.(Now it is condos. Sad) There was a machine with a fortune teller woman doll. She lit up and started moving when you put money in the slot. I loved her and would waste endless coins to make her come alive. I had flashes about her last night. The head at the top and the mask at the bottom both reminded me of her. And the size and shape of your piece also remind me of my fascination with the amusement park genre. And then there is your choice of the red lights. I started thinking of what would happen with different color lights. White. Blue (for the Virgin) The piece has a presence which is always alive for me. Alive with your energy. Alive with the memories of old things brought together in new ways. Alive with my own projections.
So thank you again for bringing so much joy into our lives.
Is that Jimmy Ray’s shirt? My the beard is growing again….