Bumblemoth: News from the Studio

FIELD REPORT: here at this happy halfway house is another parking place for your mortal coil

October 19, 2009

The first secret I remember keeping was this woman my grandmother telling me she had bought me my grave.  A grave of my own, tucked under an English Oak tree in a small cemetery in a small town in Virginia.  The plot was small, and there wasn’t room for everybody, but back then there was […]

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FIELD REPORT: OH APPOMATTOX, THIS ANTIDOTE IS OUR UNDOING

October 16, 2009

An afternoon spent in the village of Appomattox Courthouse, where a hundred years of household stories were eclipsed by the surrender of General Lee to General Grant.  It made me wonder what had been their most historic event, before the war ended on their doorsteps? I thought of a woman in one of the houses […]

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FIELD REPORT: I am not a meal / Winter in Wyoming

October 12, 2009

It seems as though upon landing in Sheridan, I was given a dog’s eyes – all charcoals and chalks, and vistas driven by canine dream: infinite grey fields of languid deer and elk and pheasant, wild turkey and golden eagles and raccoon. I have arrived at Ucross – a snow-swept Braque landscape of brutal, seductive […]

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