August 03, 2015

associations hanging

photo of me in raincoat by thomas sayers ellis 

July 30, 2015

highly affiliated flower

you hung all your associations w/ flowers on my flower

June 11, 2015


21st century ten commandments


June 02, 2015

brief romance

ramblin jack

April 30, 2015

NYC to Baltimore

april 29th 2015, broadway nyc.

April 17, 2015


 bad luck spot

April 13, 2015


Kiki Smith, Macdougal St
new years 2015, nyc

March 19, 2015


George Jackson walks a Piano Plank
Surrounded by Snakes
& closed loopholes

in progress

March 03, 2015

mae blossoms


February 27, 2015

January 30, 2015


don't shoot/

January 26, 2015

pearl v. smoke bombs

everybody's responsible for the bomb

rimbaud wasn't bored
(rosa parks tired)
disorienting senses,
he was detonating vile thought
painstaking placement of pearls
in spots where smoke bombs fester


January 25, 2015

free poet

Corrections Officers at Rikers Island inform the Mayor of New York that paintbrushes are to be withheld from inmates. They could become weapons.

January 22, 2015


veterans day parade 2014 nyc 5th avenue.

January 21, 2015


spread wildfire war of symbols
aug 2014, union sq nyc. peace. 

January 14, 2015

face value


December 25, 2014

low fi

dirty low fi scanning at home today thru plastic sleeves
Veterans Day Parade, Millions March, & Halloween. NYC

December 20, 2014

December 15, 2014


december 13th, 2014. broadway nyc. millions march. 

November 25, 2014

Art w/o fund

Protest = Art & Theater. The collective realization that the reality we are born into is not permanent, steel reality. Time on earth is limited. The cities steeped in corruption & gloss & saturated-glowing-selling-distraction Need Not be the backgrounds before which we spend all our holy time on the planet. It was chosen & it can all be unchosen.

Cosmic issues play out in public at protests, with Signs (poets everywhere) and chants (music) and anger over the imposed regulations. Laws- against using your own voice, against inhabiting or visiting specific land, street, water on earth, laws that give the right to some men to end other mens sacred lives, etc. The reality we find by default is propelled by those who do not value their own births, let alone the sacred births of others. Requiring a dose of Ra.

Protest is art, can be holier than art, it aims to tear into the flesh of the fabricated reality, to transcend the bricks by whatever peaceful / enflamed needs necessary. Art on steroids. Street theater but it is Real & it is for Everyone. You don't need any money or power or funds for paint or microphones or cameras or costumes to partake & examine the reality. It understands that life can be changed, just as the artist understands the need to create the form of sacred life they wish to live. A flock cry that the struggles put in place by the powerful are not set in stone & will not determine everyone's reality forever. It is art especially when it does not place factual truth (represented by charts and graphs and statistics, skewed tests run in back rooms) as the end all be all of reality. Those things may come second to the urgent need to move the century forward based on principles of jazz holiness art & life.

November 21, 2014

don't shoot

tides turning.
Union Square NYC in solidarity with Ferguson MO. 
august 14, 2014.

November 19, 2014

post. nov 19. 2014

Mrs. Ledbetter,
I want you to have a spacious apartment with nice and simple appliances and windows that seal the warm air in and the cold air out.  I want you to have water and a stove that isn't smoky and endless rolls of tight canvas and paper and bottles of ink and paint. Want you to have a telephone on a desk and a computer in the corner and a working typewriter, and clean socks in your drawer. 

Do you think you'll make it,  Mrs. Ledbetter? The road is fast and unknown. 

Joe Biden.


Dear Joe,
Thank you for your note with your dreams for the year 2050.  I will try to start signing each one up for EBT. Then I will file them in our drawer of thanksgiving prayers & will hand them out on the corner next Thursday. We are first working towards producing a B flat out of the saxophone, this has been going on for fourteen years now. & we are dealing with that pipeline that goes thru the bathroom and is so full of it.. that's that whole road from Canada to Mexico. Do bring your amp to dinner next tuesday. Don't worry about me. We just need to send back all of the mailing from all the people who wrote us for help, so they don't expect anything. Bring your RETURN TO SENDER stamps.

See you.
-Mrs. Ledbetter

November 14, 2014

veteran's day 2014

Don’t want to throw away any sacred things.
veterans day parade -nyc- an old western cinema'd ghost town silently moving down fifth avenue w/ senior citizens cheering quietly from sidelined lawn chairs & a few tourist attendees -sparse- dotting police barricades, not even enough of them to Be Touching. imagery paid to Float. solemn surreality because it is all real & very painful & condemning it is not advancing any truth. 14 cops w/ machine guns greeting as you come up 23rd street stop & a lone officer guarding the outside of a donut shop w/ giant gun. guy with microscopic bullet holes in his shirt on corner of madison sq park & american flag held to belly w/ Masking Tape, speaks into Tape recorder about the sexual advances made towards him by the director of housing of veterans Affairs. just an audio record never to be released on any website a nameless fossil says no photographs

no market trip