New Book (& adventure pictures)

Well hello there!

I just finished my first book in a long time. It’s pretty small, and called ‘dirt’.

I learned how to bind books in my PSU undergraduate times, and did a few here and there but lost track of that in favor of sculpture and larger paintings. That was a long time ago. Until now!

I worked on the painted pages for a little bit too long, ink and paint and dirt and tea and glitter. It was lovely and I loved it. I think it turned out great!

I fixed up a poem I’d written back in my farm days (that’s where the books title comes from) and typewrote it on the pages before painting on them some more. Ahhh sweet pagination.

I’m very out of practice so it’s not the best book I’ve ever made, but it’s surprisingly good, considering. I’m so happy that I haven’t lost the bookbinding!

Here are a few pictures of the book, it’s got a lot of pages so I’m just including a couple. Yay!

And heres a picture of a beach I just went to on the long island sound near Commack. And a picture of a relief off Audubon’s memorial in Trinity Cemetery, up here in Harlem… I just went there today, it was so awesome! If you go don’t forget to go to both sections, and to cross the street and go to the Hispanic Society museum to see the gorgeous Sorolla room (among many other masterpieces)!

Well yeah, anyhow, I’m going to make another book soon! Not sure what about yet… But I’m working on a zine about grad school, so I’ll finish that up first. I’ll post more about that soon.

Happy summer times to you, sweet person out in the internet!

xok

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the movie

hey there folks!

so, i am just finishing my finals, and so i am halfway done with grad school! ahhh! just 2 papers and 2 presentations left, then i will be a half-master.

here is a link to the video i recently made. it’s based on b-scifi-silent films, in format and somewhat in content. i made the sculptures and paintings in the video, and learned how to do all of it (film, video, lighting, editing, stop motion, etc.). I’d never made a movie before!

there it is!!!!! under this post!!!!

let me know what you think! i want to know!

love! k

ps thank you dirty three for letting me use this gorgeous song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wWtMXXrvFM

Open Ways!

Hi!

I am featured in the Beltane issue of Open Ways!

http://www.ninehouses.org/open-ways.html

Dreamy! I am excited and surprised that I got to be the featured artist. Some of my art and poems are in there. Honored! Dang!

Happy actual spring, friends.

Ok, I have to get ready to work on the farm.

xoxo,
K

3 poems for springtime

Here are 3 poems I found in looking for stuff to talk to kids about. Bugs are one of my favorite topics… so I found these haiku by Matsuo Basho, from Japan in the 1600s .

A caterpillar,
this deep in fall –
still not a butterfly.

April’s air stirs in willow-leaves…
a butterfly
floats and balances.

The butterfly is perfuming
it’s wings in the scent
of the orchid.

Happy spring!

thunderstorm

oh new york! all puddle and sideways rain. island of glitter and piss. great glorious gum sidewalks stretching miles and miles. avenues to streets to parks. under this same summer storm. thunder echo off building after building. domino ripples through the canyons. bronx to battery, as they say. i saw a thick long bolt over the hudson, quick and bright. like boom and rumble. the sweet sheets of rain making the dirt, metrocards, wrappers, layers of food and poo and grease run into the gutters and down. into the caves, into one of these rivers and down away somewhere else. particles we will not see again. some lost things in the tunnel labyrinth below it all. the connections and the maps we walk in.
until then i will stare out the window and watch the clouds light up all whiteyellow and burst bright against the buildings. all shiny windows and steel butressed, marble and melting limestone.
gorgeous.

boxes in boxes and the hudson