Monday, March 31, 2008

Art Day 23, Twilight

Plague No 3: Possessions

Art Day 23, Twilight
The Conceptualist

An Art Day in Toronto

Morning, Noon, Twilight & Night


excrescence \ik-SKRESS-uhn(t)s\, noun:
1. Something (especially something abnormal) growing out from something else.
2. A disfiguring or unwanted mark, part, or addition.

so is a mushroom growing out of a log, then, a beautiful excrescence?


Sometimes I don't want to either. Actually, most times I don't want to.
It's warm outside. It's cold inside. This makes me sad; I am inside.
I want to lay in the sunshine.
I want to snuggle with my furry buddy.
I want to nap.
I said "most times I dont want to" but then listed all the things I want to do.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Sitting with the Concept

Semi-Public Art
By The Conceptualist




"Siena mi fé, disfecemi Maremma."

~Dante Aligheiri, Purgatorio

Saturday, March 29, 2008



Good Morning Mama!

Penz by Candlelight
Earth Hour
Morning: Art Day 22
Ok. So I know todays my day. I know it is, I know it is. But.....I just cant dream up anything to do with my tile!!! I thought 'just do something and put it up, who cares!'. but I DOOOO care. I'm making these sounds, and its so much fun, the blank canvas will only pull me away from the musical sounds and i dont want it to!

I'm workin on it guys. I'm working on it.

Friday, March 28, 2008

In a time of plague

"Learning to Pray"
Maitri on Chaos
Art Year 1, Night 22

Emotional Trash





2 x 5 = 10

Thursday, March 27, 2008

How it works: Pt. 1

Hateration Starts at Home.

Art Day 22, Twilight

Plague 2: Lies

Art Day 22, Twilight
The Conceptualist

it's a visual palindrome, flip 180degrees


The bestiest.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

what if.....

for holly and senalka

Penz at The Alamo

Like Bandy Bandy

At first I thought I was just feeling kinda Knutty.

Now I know that an all around bandy-ness has taken over.

Maybe I'll go curl up on the Feeler's porch and let the world hear our collective howl at the bandy moon.


My mood today = whiny.

Poetry is Music is Math

This is part of series of poems converted into mathematically based sound components. Played on an 8-note scale:

Cantos 1








Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Feeling a bit like...

are working in a vacuum (too).
(And still screaming: "My Booty!!! Look @ My Booty!!")
Thank heavens for everyone else's!



A Blah
Bah La
Alb Ha
Alb Ah
Lab Ha
Lab Ah

canyon de chelly

Monday, March 24, 2008

Penny for Your Life

Pënz @ War
Night 21, Art Year 1, War Year 5

(RIP 4,000th dead US soldier. RIP uncounted total lost lives. Peace Be With You hundreds of thousands of wounded -- physically, psychically, spiritually, ...)

While gettin rid of my mustache...


A Morning Riddle

Seminal Tiro

Hint: Said

Lorna Simpson, Easy to Remember, 2001, 16 mm black and white film transferred to DVD (2:35 minutes looped).

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Art Day 21, Twilight

Plague No. 1: Rabbits

Art Day 21, Twilight
The Conceptualist

moves like water

Jesus wake up day.

Edgar, Finally, Right on Time

(Well, it is his favorite day, after all. Bring on the chocolate!)
An Easter Bunny's Tails. Tales. Tale.
(w/ Dinah Washington leading him on...)
AY1, Twilight 21
--The Linguist

Edgar the Bunny makes his prequel debut

Of course.
"What," says Edgar, "Sat'day's ova?!"
Yes, Edgar. Yes.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

gently resisting

since 1983.

Friday, March 21, 2008

On this holy weekend, what does it mean to you?

Feelin' Bandy

Its true: I am right handed. But by heart is on the left.

Penz Morning on a Friday Afternoon

Silver's a nano nano

Sun Ra's Card would yours look?

from Space is the Place

Thursday, March 20, 2008


Eugene Atget, Versailles

more pointlessness

Night Fight

19th Night Seeks Redemption
AY 1, Night 20
The Linguist

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Art Day 20, Twilight


Art Day 20, Twilight

The Conceptualist

Year 5

War. Year 5.

spent all day wondering what i could post about this.

by mid-afternoon i realize that the problem is the reality, its weight, its heft, leaves me speechless.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

you can be close or far......(doubleclick image)


Japanese Calligraphy Now by kazuya-akimoto

Somehow, still, the kitten steals the show

Okay Pënz wearers, now I know Pënz has been slipping a bit lately. We're coming up on the equinox. We're dealing with radical shifts in time both false and true. We are black women artists in the world and we're mad late with a new poll question (we welcome your questions at penz2813 at gmail dot com.

Hell, I, Night, Linguist, Samiya, Scryptkeeper, whosoever I be in this moment, completely forgot to post my Pënz on Sunday. Yep. I know it. It's kind of freaked me out. It's a little like leap year -- where the hell did that day go / come from?

So, in the spirit of Bruce Lee (thanks Sharon), in the spirit of the kitten in the pickcha, more specifically (see above) Night 19 & Night 20 will duke it out in an epic adolescent battle of wills and might, of right and white and brown on rice.
  • 2 days hence Night will battle for the justice of the Art Day.
  • In a couple dozen hours Night, my Night, your Night -- will fight for the coming fullness of the moon.
  • On somebody's Thursday at somebody's time, in the deep darkness of this, our 20th Art Day's Night, we will fight for the saintliness of rain.
  • Night will fight for the holiness of holy week and the unholiness of its followers and nonfollowers.
  • Night will fight for its sins, and for yours.

Night will fight Night for redemption.

Also, there may be no fight at all. Night, after all, is rather nonviolent. So there may be some sort of rose sniffing distraction going on. But don't get distracted. Hell. Night will be sniffing that rose ... for you.

From hunger to

fasting to black fast to daniel fast to water fasting to taboo food and drink to cannibalism back to hunger.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Infinite Femininity

Tomoko Sawada

Found Art


Sunday, March 16, 2008


beware the ides of march (has passed)

i forgot that i saw this play
with denzel washington
and this actor who was quite good
and they were in business suits
and it was a riff on the iraq war
and it was weird
like tonight
which is tomorrow already
the ides of march
passed - not ideas ides.
the ideas are still here.

thank heavens. weird suits yeah.
and lots of fake things blowing up.
and a stabbing on a conference table.
and. yeah. the ides of march has passed.
hopefully, after reading all of this though
you won't realize that today is tomorrow.
and i'll be right on time.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Art Day 19, Twilight


Art Day 19, Twilight
The Conceptualist

the rains came slowly at first

at noon...who seems to be living across days in a time of changing calendars

Still--From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

For other uses, see Still (disambiguation).

A still is an apparatus used to distill miscible or immiscible (eg. steam distillation) liquid mixtures by heating to selectively boil and then cooling to condense the vapor. Stills have been used to produce perfume and medicine, Water for Injection (WFI) for pharmaceutical use, generally to separate and purify different chemicals, and most famously, to produce distilled beverages containing ethyl alcohol.

Also--Pi day=Senalka transformation day
Thanks guys!

Friday, March 14, 2008

The sentiment is nice and all but still I will not 'obey'

Happy Pi Day!

One of the most endearing and enduring qualities of humans is that we're so often sure that we can find the answer to any problem if we just try hard enough. For 3,500years, humankind has attempted to solve the puzzle of pi, also called "squaring the circle", calculating the exact ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. However, no matter how hard anyone tries, they find only a new approximation.

In ancient Greece, the great mathematician Archimedes worked tirelessly to discover the ratio, uncovering only a few digits of accuracy. When he tried to stop a Roman soldier from blundering over his work by shouting "do not touch my circles" he was unceremoniously murdered.

Pi is in art

By the time Ludolf van Ceulen died in 1610, he had spent many years of his life tediously calculating pi, resulting in only 35 accurate digits. And in 1873, William Shanks announced he had found 707 digits over years of hand-cramping work; unfortunately, he had made a mistake after the 527th place. The following digits were all wrong.

The most recent attempt, by a Japanese computer scientist in 2002, found 1.24 trillion digits of pi. To put all this in perspective, even an astrophysicist, attempting to measure galaxies, would never need more than 10 or 15 digits of precision. But pi beckons us on further. Some mathematicians believe that if we could only find some pattern in pi, even some hint that there were more fours than sevens, it could lead to a huge breakthrough in our understanding of the universe.

Pi shows up everywhere. In mathematics, pi appears in many fundamental equations that have nothing to do with circles. In science, pi is inextricable from measuring everything from ocean waves to economic statistics.

Pi is found in the very measurements of the Great Pyramid at Giza. And if you divide the length of a river from source to mouth across a gently sloping plane by its direct length "as the crow flies", you'll find pi.

Pi also appears where you least expect it. Religious scholars point to the Old Testament which, when describing the measurements of Solomon's Temple, implies that pi is only three. In the transcripts of the famed OJ Simpson trial, you can find arguments between the judge and an FBI agent about the actual value of pi.


"With a degree in theoretical mathematics from Tulane University, Steve Tobin is particularly interested in string theory, which proposes that everything in the universe is composed of vibrating loops of energy. In that spirit, he created a spiny organic work he calls Uni, Japanese for sea urchin, out of junked fireworks-launching tubes. The piece appears to be in throbbing motion, like string theory's loops of energy. More recently he's been working on 'Exploded Clay' sculptures (made by detonating fireworks in blocks of wet clay), which, at least in theory, pay homage to the Big Bang that most scientists believe created the universe."

Thursday, March 13, 2008

lez wolverine du senalka