Kalliope Amorphous

"Whoever does not move among works of art as if among dangerous animals does not know among what he moves." — Nicolás Gómez Dávila

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kalliope-amorphous:

I have recently donated $1000 worth of prints of the carousel image above to the Saving Eliza fund. 

Pricing begins at only $50 for a smaller sized print and all proceeds from every print sold will go to Saving Eliza. The gallery of donated photographs is impressive, and I hope everyone will help spread the word about this important campaign.
If you would like a print of my carousel horse image, you can order a print/make a donation by clicking the link below. I would be thrilled to have this print raise $1000 for Eliza.http://savingeliza.smugmug.com/Featured/i-wPWMmMq

kalliope-amorphous:

I have recently donated $1000 worth of prints of the carousel image above to the Saving Eliza fund.

Pricing begins at only $50 for a smaller sized print and all proceeds from every print sold will go to Saving Eliza. The gallery of donated photographs is impressive, and I hope everyone will help spread the word about this important campaign.

If you would like a print of my carousel horse image, you can order a print/make a donation by clicking the link below. I would be thrilled to have this print raise $1000 for Eliza.

http://savingeliza.smugmug.com/Featured/i-wPWMmMq

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A society that doesn’t know any longer how to observe every death with proper rituals, that does not know that death is not the end, but only part of the journey, has lost its way, has had the very heart of its humanity torn out.
Marina Warner

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Dreams are symbolic as well as symptomatic. A symptom expresses a variation from a supposedly healthy normal state. A symbol points beyond itself to a meaning that is out of reach of the familiar words of our language. The dream language of the psyche is archaic: spontaneously, regardless of our conscious awareness, it produces fragments of myth, legend, and fairy tale in the form of personal dramas.
Edward Whitmont, Return of the Goddess (via hyperboreanvoyager)

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the other,
hovering in the vowels of saints,
the howl, filed to a sheen
and pummeled into paint,
exiled to gilt,
gold this splinter, i
grow from corpse to coronate.

-Kalliope Amorphous

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Every light has a point where it is brightest and a point toward which it wanders to lose itself completely. The journey of rays from that central core to the outposts of blackness is the adventure and drama of light.
Josef von Sternberg

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i rinse
an iris in resin,
a sirens rise,
a raised syllable
carved into a lung,
thus an exhale across
the sibyl tongue.

-(c) Kalliope Amorphous

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What is interesting, is that the Frida Kahlo venerated by American feminists is a very different Frida Kahlo to the one people learn about in Mexico, in the Chicano community. In her country, she is recognized as an important artist and a key figure in revolutionary politics of early 20th century Mexico. Her communist affiliations are made very clear. Her relationship with Trotsky is underscored. All her political activities with Diego Rivera are constantly emphasized. The connection between her art and her politics is always made. When Chicana artists became interested in Frida Kahlo in the ‘70s and started organizing homages, they made the connection between her artistic project and theirs because they too were searching for an aesthetic compliment to a political view that was radical and emancipatory. But when the Euro-American feminists latch onto Frida Kahlo in the early ‘80s and when the American mainstream caught on to her, she was transformed into a figure of suffering. I am very critical of that form of appropriation.
Coco Fusco on her Amerindians piece from 1992 with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via tofunkey)

(Source: bombsite.com, via poemsofthequiet)