"Why is the world in love again?
Why are we marching hand in hand?
Why are the ocean levels rising up?
It's brand new record for 1990.
They Might be Giants' brand new album:
Flood"---They Might Be Giants
Why does it seem like before every big exhibit we have a flood? Before Circular at NGU, my basement flooded. I thought I lost the 200 plus bowls, tea bowls, and mugs I made for that show. On the bright side, I was able to wash everything and reconnect with TMBG's amazing album Flood. Tonight I've scurried around my basement studio making sure all drying disks for the last firing for the Waterworks exhibit will be safe. Maybe I need to carve an ark for one of my Go By... disks. Cross your fingers the flood and tornado hype is just that.
Below is one of the last Go By... disks I carved to include whitewater rafting and rappelling. Rappelling was part of an eco-adventure tour my twin and I did in the Yucatan. During that tour, we also got to bike, hike and kayak into the forest, rappel down a cliff, swim in a cenote cave, and zip line over the tree canopy. It also included a blessing from a local native shaman. Whitewater rafting was done in Peru down the Urumbamba river. For those of you who know me well and know the story about the critters I accidentally brought back in my stomach, I think that whitewater trip was the culprit. My twin and I have a hard time keeping our mouths shut during death-defying acts. We laugh and laugh and laugh. Things get in. If it floods tonight, I'll keep my mouth shut.
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Author: Carolyn Ford
Artist, world traveler, yarn spinner, and lover of random things.