My Life in Words and Pictures
A photographic journey with the written word . . .
Yesterday she was a park ranger, today she is fully dilated and ready to give birth to a new generation. This, is everything.
“The world is in me and you are not even in the world yet.”
~Warren Eyster, The Goblins of Eros
“I exist as I am, that is enough,
If no other in the world be aware I sit content,
And if each and all be aware I sit content.
One world is aware, and by the far the largest to me, and that is myself,
And whether I come to my own today or in ten thousand or ten million years,
I can cheerfully take it now, or with equal cheerfulness, I can wait.”
”We all begin the process before we are ready, before we are strong enough, before we know enough; we begin a dialogue with thoughts and feelings that both tickle and thunder within us. We respond before we know how to speak the language, before we know all the answers, and before we know exactly to whom we are speaking.”
~Clarissa Pinkola Estés
“If you wish to learn from the theoretical physicist anything about the methods which he uses, I would give you the following piece of advice: Don't listen to his words, examine his achievements. For to the discoverer in that field, the constructions of his imagination appear so necessary and so natural that he is apt to treat them not as the creations of his thoughts but as given realities.”
We are a group of artists committed to the continued operation of studio space formerly occupied by our friend and mentor, the late artist David A. Lang. Located on Washington Ave. in Natick, MA, the studio occupies part of the ground floor of the town’s last remaining pre-Civil War era shoe factory.
We intend to preserve this working artist studio—a portion of which will be dedicated to showcasing David’s amazing kinetic sculptures—with hopes of it becoming a shared space for people working in all forms of art. Our mission is to carry forward David’s love of fostering community by having artists and collaborators exchange ideas, knowledge, and tools.
Our goal to raise $15,000 will cover the cost of maintaining the space for at least one year as we work toward earning non-profit status.
We hope that you can help us in this endeavor by contributing whatever you are able.
With thanks and gratitude,
David Lee Black
Nothing says Ireland like a pub that is only open once per year at an ancient horse fair and a lad tries to ride his pony into the front door with the help of a pint of two!
“So do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”
I visited Blarney Castle at twilight on an unusually fair Irish day. The County Cork castle is imposing and chocked full of history dating back to the 10th century. I was compelled to kiss the Blarney Stone. According to Irish folklore, anyone who kisses the stone receives the ability to speak with eloquence, or “The Gift of the Gab.” I would like to think that ability has escaped me.
“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”
(From the "This Was Once a Love Poem" Series