Happy Solar Return, friend! Welcome to Things of The Month, a little newsletter in which I’ll share a few things that have inspired me over the preceding weeks, and that I can’t wait to pass along to you! I’ll be sharing the odd work in progress, bit of research, and notification of upcoming exhibitions here too. I hope you subscribe and enjoy!

While wintering certainly has its pleasures, my eyeballs are thirsting for some green. The things of this month are, thus, quite green in body and spirit!

Right around the Winter Solstice I got turned on to this bursting treatise on Anishinaabe plant wisdom, which I’ve been nursing like a steaming cup of cedar tea.

Two artist ancestors have come hand in hand for a visit this month. The first is the great dream painter Henri Rousseau. His 1907 masterpiece, The Snake Charmer, is an interior landscape to be slowly enticed into… perhaps never to return.

The Snake Charmer, Henri Rousseau

The second is one of my favorite poets, the sublime Sylvia Plath, who, I discovered, wrote a divinely unsettling ekphrastic inspired by Rousseau’s painting!

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See you next month!