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The Holes in the Fabric of Forgetting

Ancestry Cloth is an esoteric act, a symbolic act, a metaphor for the immigrant, for the nomad, for the wanderer.  It is a daily meditation, weaving together a forgetful monochromatic present with the colors and patterns just beyond memory. When I'm cutting and...

The Tiger and the Swan

Authors note: I wrote and illustrated this story over 15 years ago. I never really did anything with it except to send it to one publisher and read it to the Quaker Friends Sunday School, and to my elementary students in Washburn, WI.  Some recent events made me...

Visionary Painting

Visionary Painting is a very broad term that many people claim.  In my opinion they are all valid but they are all not the same.I am not borrowing other's philosophies that speak to me and making illustrative collages with known images in order to communicate my...

Ancestors – India

To speak of Ancestors of to speak of the past in its human form.   Dad leaving IndiaAn Ancestor Cape I finished this weekAll my life I’ve thought about India.  Before I was born my father left on a ship.  It set his life on a course that took him...

Layers, Labyrinths and Ancestors

Mughals Dream  1996I've been so busy sewing cloth lately I can't find time to write, but I have thoughts floating through my mind that threaten to leave me if I don't give them my full attention.  Thoughts can be fickle and needy that way.  But perhaps...

Sentience

Sentience is the ability to feel, perceive or experience subjectively.   Eighteenth-century philosophers used the concept to distinguish the ability to think (reason) from the ability to feel (sentience). In modern Western philosophy, sentience is the...