Parts and Pieces
Looking for Arete is in its initial stages. Built from various components, this is how I am currently categorizing the varied conceptual beginnings of this long-term project:
The Beautiful—Beings, Places, Things
Ruminating about beauty with what I know best: clay concrete glass paper photographs metal stone water tempera acrylic oil ink graphite light gold-leaf pearl-dust salt….
Athlete Oracle Maker Sage
Beautifully phenomenal people who exhibit arete...beautifully. Idealized portraits of their beauty.
A Piece of You
Everyone wants a piece…so be sure to hold on to what really, really matters. Precious talismans for self-preservation, made collaboratively with recipients.
Wrestling with Arete
We all wrestle with something. Six-minute mixed-media performances, focusing on grappling with the invisible double.
Put It On
T-shirts, etc. etc. Clothing and jewelry designed/worn by people who wrestle with arete.
Lessons From the Schoolhouse
Wisdom and laughter from a long, adventurous life of collecting all kinds of beauty.
A novel, not a short story (and how Looking for Arete all began).
I’ve said it before:
I work in parts and pieces, in series, over time.
Turns out...I was really serious about all of that!