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Field Work – Transitional Memorial at Chimayo

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Imagine my surprise when I reached inside this bouquet of flowers at the Shrine of Chimayo in New Mexico only to find hard, ceramic calla lilies. The thin sheet of cellophane wrapped around the flowers converts any artistic intentions to … Continue reading

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Gustav Mesmer and his wall of models

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Twenty years later, I’m still awed by this wall of models. Mesmer demonstrates how his artwork (inspired by the models) is attached to his bicycle

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Gustav Mesmer – models of his flying machines

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The artist on his 80th birthday in Buttenhausen, Germany (1992). The holes in the wings were intentional. It was never his intention to build a flying machine that flies.

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Gustav Mesmer – inspiration and enigma

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Field Work – Visiting Gustav Mesmer’s studio

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Buttenhausen, Germany. We read about the outsider artist Gustav Mesmer in a copy of Kunstforum. We found him by asking the Buttenhausen phone operator if she knew of an artist (recently released from an asylum) who was partial to flying … Continue reading

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