Sunday, January 15, 2012

mapping place, thought

and i am not ready to publish
(blogger is wonky again)
but maybe
i am:
~
home
yakut farmstead, mammoth tusk, wood, 19th c, russian museum of ethnography
a grid
a map
a way to describe
to pay attention
to the 
experienced 
a place
a home
a wilderness
vast, unknowable 
a way to be
in the landscape
to organize
somehow
that which we are puzzled by
land maps
booked in a map of pages and thoughts
tell someone  
work maps
sewn together in 
patchwork of 
plant land soil mineral
materiality
place: here there where

13 comments:

mansuetude said...

where?

in you
in the poetry
of your heart eye hand mind.

so beautiful.

a thanks

henrietta (aka ani aka zani) said...

jude also has an interesting post on her blog today - about home, dreaming and no internet...must be the cold bringing us in to the nurturing warmth of containment - home, dreams, touch of the materiality of objects that feel comforting in the hand...reconstruction of a past replaced by technology. i started reading something this morning that went something like - technology is the new media...maybe so but i still want to hold and feel my place. off to dream and think a bit too. xox

Velma said...

m & h, i am so homebound this weekend, by weather, by nature, by choice. it's got me thinking, and mapping how i think.

Valerianna said...

Mapping... I like that. And lines of light through old barn board - a different kind of map - time - mapping decay.

onesmallstitch said...

beautiful, thought provoking
mapping
shows us where and how to go
and where we've been
I will carry it all within

Velma said...

valerie, jean,
time mapping
place mapping
making a diagram of what we think we need
but we don't know
for sure
jean's right
carry it all,
all within

jude said...

where are we?

Velma said...

here

ronnie said...

anything that speaks of place speaks to me...

Fiona Dempster said...

journeys, places, marks, traces - they're all there and maps help us find our place in the world. A lovely visual wander with you.

neki desu said...

where we've been and where to go from where we are.

Penny Berens said...

You are such an inspiration, Velma.
I need to map my thoughts more.

Velma said...

ronnie, how important it is! and you and fiona live in the land where dreams are maps are stories are....WOW.
neki, yes
penny, me, too, always

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