I've been looking at Felix Gonzales-Torres and at Relational Aesthetics. Gonzales-Torres had a few pieces at the new Modern Art wing of the Art Institute of Chicago when we visited last Thursday. His "Untitled" (Portrait of Ross in L.A.) 1991 so beautifully captures the type of elegy I am seeking to create. I would like to use the art to move past loss to a place where healing can begin. As in my song, Generation Unintended, "This is where the healing begins."
Other sweeping thoughts:
ALOTT as a name for an online not-for-profit web presence to manage my new pieces
A Leaf Of The Tree as in "The leaves of the trees are for the healing of the nations"
I picture the tally marks commemorating the survival of the Widows on Iraq being joined by the circles to represent healing in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Leaves for a more blanket cause. More on this later.
ConsciousV is my web name and also to be my name as a musician/songwriter.
BirdDenOftRuth remains my publishing name.