the aim is to share a message of understanding, and relationship.
I had picked up the two drop cloth runners , in the parking lot , of the hardware box store, from the program manager, after finishing the last class of the season.
It was a particularly charming second grade class, that I set up the" unnatural nature trail".
This Year one of the " unnatural objects", a VHS Tape, was an object of questionable function, some thought it was a game, none thought of it as a recording of a film.
I lost the program director in the parking lot, of the big chain craft store, that has moved, but I had approved drawings, of the message, relayed from the education director, that is the mission of the Sloop this Summer, or, at least, immediately after the annual, revival music environmental festival, that didn't happen last year.
My Volunteer mission, to set up the two drop cloths, to be painted at the festival, engaging other volunteers, to contribute to the expression, at the tide line tent, part of the working waterfront,
part of the temporary extended festival map of placement of events and activities.
The plan was,
The painted runners will be grommet and doweled on board, in transit, on a reenactment voyage, made to the nations capital by the organizations folk singing founder in nineteen seventy.
where it will hopefully, be run up the port and starboard shroud, around the mast of the Sloop.
again to emphasize,
sending a message,
an appeal to the People that are the law makers and government of Place to See what we have to say.
The Protection of Our Connections,
Defense of the complex interrelationships of living and non-living things........
As vague,subtle, nondescript or unknowable as they all may be,
They Are Important !
They Are Real !
Language is based on recognition!
A simplified symbol code with corresponding associations.
The spacing between and around perceived sense awareness, attention and focus,
arisen out of what We see, what We hear, what We feel.
and what We don't.
Shapes and sounds that form letters that combine into words.
Simple frequent = recognition =
variations and gradations, composition, spirit, meaning
The frequent repetition, the scale, frequency, cycles,spectrum.
How the elements fit together in space, clusters, groupings
Anticipation of pattern distribution
Interpreters, participants of boundaries that are unnatural,
blocking out what we do not need to know, or want to see......
guided and following rules of proportion and ratio,
that promote division and extraction of meaning and worth.
looking for order
imposing structure and definition
Accumulating wealth, controlling power.
Lucky I did the lay out the one day it did not rain.
Crazy little red squirrel was unable to make it's regular rounds across my back deck,
when I had the two runners taped down.
I am sure these were not kind sounds, or words of encouragement .
I may not speak the language, but I get the message,
Lucky My wife insisted I do the lay out - off site, before the event.
Public performance problematic permanent paint
sign ~ making ~ reading
message mission memory meaning
The Trick to .adhesion and awareness
Clear Intention -------------- Spread the Word!
the thing itself is not as important as what goes into it.
The preparation, plotting, planning, lay out and set up
and the learning in leading.
to be part of the scene.
integrated and influenced, conductivity.
I had a couple of volunteers I particularly bonded with,
helping me with paint mixing, listening to me talk about,viscosity and porosity, application and surface, technique of dry brush, wet into wet, dribble splatter and bleed, fluid dynamics, selfless
unidentifiable , contribution to the over- all affect; our indirect influence , elaborate entanglement
The predicted precipitation participated in a cooperative collaborative drizzle,
letting the message sink in.
We punched up the Letters, with balance and symmetry in mind, and pulled off the tape,
cleaned up the area!
Dry and delivered the next day , My Mission complete, crossing the red - orange temporary gate fence, I hear some vendors complaining as they pack up , about the closing act, My Hero, the son of the iconic American folk singer, and sign painter, going on, and on, talking, some twenty minutes before his next song.....
The River Sloop turned back from it's voyage when facing severe weather off the coast.
Seen across the river, from the performance, of the Nobel prize winning , ( literature ) Artist,
that the Sloops, folk singing founder, is rumored to have threatened, the cutting of the electrical amplifiers power lines, to the Artists guitar, with an axe.
Is the very same Artist My Wife and I last saw in the Big City, in the Big Stadium before moving upstate , the same venue, that the Sloops folk founder had his Big Birthday concert fund raiser at, a few years back
Who did not say one word to the audience, at the premier concert,
of the re-purposed industrial Brick Yards, turned upscale private arts venue, just down the road, and along the water, from where the folk founder, now dead , then living asked Me, " is it about high tide?" .
a few years back.
The Artist , who used to live in the Town, that has the name, of the infamous Summer Music Festival, that had a Film made of it, featuring My Hero, son of iconic American folk singer
commenting about the state thru way being closed because of the enormity of the event.
There was a strict no recording policy in place for event and performance ,
next to the river.
that shares the name,
with My Son,
so soon after the Summer Solstice.
Heard from the stage,
No Hello, No Goodbye,
No Thank You
Traditions passed on
It is not the specifics of any particular combination of symbol sets that give meaning and value to the message, but the understanding and awareness it triggers in others.
you get the idea
school of thought