For Today: 29 Flowing Objects… Who Are You? This is my Internet Art. Do You Like It?…(Princessland, music at the bottom).

Via Joana Smith
on Nov 17, 2011
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Who I'd like to meet: Superman's Children, eco-warriors, truck drivers, persephone, roller derby queens, nurses, scientists, givers, priests, yogi, storytellers, people who don't know right now, playwrights, philosophers, people who are more visual, people who hop trains, performers, poets, seamstresses, activists, Spider-Man, kids, rangers, Snow White, dj's, massage therapists, people who work with their hands, bunnies, sportsracers, people who work in offices, dancers, baristas, artists, cleaners, climbers, Jeff's sister, Colbert, Skiers, Bikers, skaters, surfers, ani, people who are recovering, trees (and flowers), people who will die soon, gardeners, horses, Jolie-Pitt, soon-to-be mothers, margie's daughter, astronomers, people who are scared, girls who wear black and listen to the Smiths, cuffmakers, lambs, Miranda July, the man in the moon, Bono, people from 'round here, Obama...


10 Responses to “For Today: 29 Flowing Objects… Who Are You? This is my Internet Art. Do You Like It?…(Princessland, music at the bottom).”

  1. Justin says:

    Less words – silence, like Harpocrates, the Greek god of silence [the word of the day is "Shhhh"], who is the re-formation of the Egyptian god Horus – representing the newly risen sun [either at the start of each day, or the dawn after the winter solstice, which is getting nearer].

    The only way for me to answer such a question as,

    “Who are You?”

    without relaying some fiction – without telling some story I’ve formulated – without transmitting some more ideas of Me with language – would have to be to show.

    Who we are is "a storytale" that has to be shared – otherwise we get stories about who we are – but never arrive at the actual answer.

    I may be able to break a dance apart into its rhythm, steps, movements across the floor, and interactions with dancing-partners – I may be able to describe a song in terms of its meter, key, rhythm, tempo, notes, scale, and harmony – but I’m just putting a grid onto something wiggly so I can perceive it and describe it.

    The only way to really have someone know the dance [or song] – is to dance it [or sing it]. Then they’ll know.

  2. r perez says:

    looks great! matter of fact, whenever I die, I would Love for you to do one for me. it can even be ahead of time too so I can enjoy it! keep up the great work! and your LIVE performances were AMAZING!!

  3. JoanaSmith says:

    Hey guys~ Thanks for commenting………

    ruben – thnx, for the girl images. It's amazing how much those two shoeboxes you dropped by my house have changed the world for me……I'm going to keep putting in more boobies for the time being (no vag's tho) …I like that cartoon you drew when you were at our house of a little boy nursing at his mommy's big breast, and the mommy's saying, "You're not a Christian!".

    People say shocking things to me like, "Why did you feel the need to flash your breasts in front of the world?" No it wasn't about that. It was about that it's not bad. Anyway, now I won't use me, because people had a problem with it, so I can use these women from the 70's. And they are all Grandmas now anyway… We will definitely try to get out together this weekend for ArtCrawl.

    Justin — exactly…… If I tell you my story, it might as well have been something I made up, out of my imagination, to entertain you. Or you might think it's the silliest thing in the world…. so. I will just live out this purpose in front of you,

    Like a flower.

    ..loved this:

    "Who we are is "a storytale" that has to be shared – otherwise we get stories about who we are – but never arrive at the actual answer. "

    Yes, "an actual answer" as if who we are was a list or a grouping of facts. I mean, we can make up a list, resume, or say what we have done in our lives. I love old men who sit around on porches in their rocking chairs and lazy southern drawl and spin a yarn, It's so fun to listen, but that's completely different from DOING. And our God is the ultimate DOING, not TELLING.

    I think tomorrow I'm going to break from "Shhhhh" because Abilene brought home a talking-stick from school today…It's covered with colorful ribbons, beads and feathers… There was a lovely story about a girl who forgot how to talk and a wise Chief wondered what was wrong, so he took her into the forest where she could be filled with more beauty than she had ever experienced, and then she started talking…. There might have also been something in there about her waving the stick over her head whenever she had something important to say:::: I'll have to get Abba to tell me again.

    Thinking more about my family, too, ….we have so much. We are very BLESSED. And we've been a little more successful at practicing more nudity in our own home. It's your body, be ok with it.

    I know it must be scary for some people in my family for me to be talking Revolution again–I had put it on the down-low for so long– but it's not going to be like before. It's just living…. That's what I've realized. And anyone can say anything they want to me. Just because we have differing views doesn't mean that we can't still be as close as ever. Just don't be insulting (please). I love you. This is my talking stick.

  4. I am a huge fan of combining words and images. I used to do a lot of assemblage art. The last few years have been word focused. Your posts reminded me that once upon a time I did both–together. And it worked well. Thank you for your unique voice.

  5. trapsas1 says:

    Thanks Joana for your always interesting and cool visual posts, I think they're really unique and bring a fresh new perspective to the blog format. ~Tom Rapsas

    • JoanaSmith says:

      Tom. I was meaning to reply to you last time, but I don't know why I never got to it. Thanks for your input!!

      Creating a new sort of blog format is what I was wanting. It's taken me about three years of grinding images, and it's been a learning process –about how bright to make the exposure and how to imagine it in my head in order to get it to flow. It takes awhile, but I love it.

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