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We grow some basil in a pot on the verandah so I harvest this marvelous herb then I collect pine kernel/nuts from all the falling pine cones to make more jars of homemade pesto. It seems that my domestic skills are alive and well even if I do have a nasty never-ending bout of travel sickness. I still find it very frustrating to stay in one location longer that a few months and I must somehow stifle my wandering desires each week. Making pesto helps to ease the sting of stability.
A friend working in Antarctica this summer called, fittingly Snowy sent me images of the sculpture garden I erected at Davis station a few years ago. Seems like the tiny group of works in my Everysomewherever Sculpture Garden are all still somehow standing and surviving the blizzards. HEADHOME – DONGA is below.
This southern summer season or this year of the Horse has seen me so far primarily working on paper in the studio. SPIRITSCAPES, GHOST SHIPS, MOUNTAINS and LIFERAFTS;All new series created with watercolors, wax pencils and highly textured paper. These drawings I hope to show this year but not in Argentina. These works will head to other exhibitions in other places I now scheme how to get to. I have also been secretly making lists of what to pack on this years travels in order to restrain my itchy feet. I will begin to move again in mid-year if all goes to plan as I bash together routes, shows, transport, rendezvous, beds and all the other complicated logistic bits of long haul travel on a tight budget.
Things here in Argentina are at a stand still in many ways as the economy and politics have some kind of disease. Some people expect a huge financial mess in the form of hyper-inflation, others are fearful and hide $$$ under their beds, others have a moronic faith in the government, others plan to emigrate as soon as possible, some avoid thinking about it at all and some just pray to baby Jesus and the Argentine pope. I personally draw pictures of life rafts!