In the booklet we published for Ashes of Roses and the smell of Birch, at Rupert, we were lucky enough to have Susan Ploetz contribute some writing. Susan and I share an intense interest in the medieval Mystic and visionary nun Saint Hildegard of Bingen. She was alive in the 12th century but if took until May, 2012 for Pope Benedict XVI to declare her a canonized saint, so radical are her writings, visions and music in the canon of the (non feminist) Catholic church. Here are some quotes from that most amazing of women:
At birth our divine potential is folded up in us like a tent. It is life’s purpose to unfold that tent.
I heard a voice speaking to me: The young woman whom you see is Love. She has her tent in eternity….
It was Love which was the source of this creation in the beginning when God said: ‘Let it be!’. And it was. As though in the blinki
Until I am able to make a proper image gallery here are a couple of images from my recent exhibition/project at Rupert Gallery in Lithuania.
The first image shows: Jawbone koan (paper mache, iron stand) with curtain contemplation environment, reading rug and the book we made.
Second is of, Unstable table (paper mache, wood, perspex and Himalayan Salt).
If you would like to order a copy of the Ashes of Roses… book with writing by me, Susan Ploetz, Tamara Henderson and Willie Brisco please contact me or Rupert Gallery.MORE
In Vilnius! My two person show with Tamara Henderson opens at Rupert on the 6th of November 2014. Curated by Egle Kulbokaite, Ashes of Roses will be accompanied by a book that we will be collaborating on during the show. Please contact me or Rupert Gallery if you would like to purchase a copy. 6th of November is a sleep over event in the gallery, with readings, drinkings, sleepings, and writings – if you are in Vilnius come and hang out.
Dreams, alien objects, interiors, salt, curtains, unsure furniture and slugs feature prominently in the show. Still from a short video ‘slow circle time’ shown here.