c ARTon | OPEN THAT BOX
cARTon / open that box. creative. community. connection.
[ ArChiTecTuRe ] is the handwriting of man. When you enter his domain, you know his dreams.
I am an artist living consciously, in and among the implications and possibilities, the timelines and texture of the built environment. I prefer a city....roof lines, skylines, sight lines. But, roads, paths, tree lines are relief, respite, and reward.
This path this road is one perfect straight line even if it goes around the world through heat and fog and rain and snow, and it's my life I keep saying. It's my life. ~Deborah Kennan
Along the way, there were more [voices].
1985. Fairly insistent.
The one: You have to choose. You have to choose.
I thought the [choices] were visual art, theater, voice, dance, interior design.
I listened. I tried to choose.
Creativity is creativity. You have it. Just use it.
I can still hear it ... So clear. A relief. A challenge.
1990-1996. More [voices].
The one: How does all of this fit together? [Social service advocate. Teacher. Artist. Masters candidate. ]
The other: There is a plan. Live your way into the plan. Patience.
Long journey, short version: Lost a job?! Self-employment, small business consulting, higher education, advocacy, community art, public art, international student + speaker + trainer, published author.
2008. Again, a [voice] in response to doubt, decision, debate:
You have been given all the [tools].
2018. Have been tinkering, tuning, investing, experimenting, writing.
Heading out. Looking for neighbors, collaborators, conversators.
The tool box is open. More [voices] to hear...
Take off from here. And don't be so earnest,
so ready for the sackcloth and the ashes.
Let go, let fly, forget.
You've listened long enough.
Now strike your note. ~Seamus Heaney