……from the lobby of the Hotel Milan in Mexico City I send greetings and wish to announce (from my vantage point) the next Exhibition at the Chapel of Jimmy Ray: Radiant Edge. I have invited 13 artists for a group show. I have asked them to contribute a piece that flirts with their own individual edge… where risk is involved. I will fill in more details at a later date, but it feels very exciting and another deadline to bring to life. Lots of work is still happening on our property and we hope to present another beautiful day for our community on July 28 at 1pm…so….Be There…..
Archives for June 2012
…..here are two photos that I found taken a few days after the Groundbreaking for the Chapel of Jimmy Ray…before we began construction….I had no idea what was going to happen…in a way…I still don't and as Richard would say, "it is part of my charm"…..we will be working on the Chapel Compound for as long as there are more ideas….
We were clearing for the original Casa de Caca…the location changed…..
Burying the time capsules…behind us is the present day location of Casa Kali Chico Che. Ironically, our dog Kali appears in this photo. She was run over a year later and is buried near the site of the before mentioned Casa…hence, the name we gave the building….
…thanks Vic Chesnutt for the title for this post. This post is about Life. Yes: Life and Life Only…
I got home Wednesday afternoon last week and I am settling in….Friday morning I was making my breakfast and I heard my dogs loudly scuffling outside…I rushed out and found them attacking one of our cats: Chico Che…I screamed and jumped in the middle of the ravenous mob and kicked them away…the cat ran but they caught him again in a ravine on our property…I was shouting for Carlos for help and I kept sobbing No! No! No! as I watched 5 of my beloved dogs become a murderous pack…Carlos appeared and was able to get the dogs away….somehow he and his brother Margarito were able to place Chico Che in a cat box and get him to the doctor. Sweet ginger boy died that afternoon of internal injuries…So yes….Life…and yes…death too. I am grieving for this sweet animal that was born in our closet who was always just a bit out of step from the rest…kind of like me. I have also forgiven our dogs…this is Nature…they were only responding to their Instincts and the Gravity of the Situation….I have buried Chico Che next to our original Mexican dog Kali down near the Chapel…sweet Beloveds…I have renamed the building next to the burial site: Casa Kali Chico Che….in loving memory of our critters who remind us of our True Nature and the Gravity that we share…