Lunchtime: That One Time in Basel

(Paul McCarthy ‘Tomato Head (Green’), sold to a private collector for $4.75MM at this year’s Art Basel)

Last spring I took a small flight in the middle of the night from one tiny place to another.

BOS ✈ ZRH

I was on my way to Switzerland to attend Art Basel.

This international fair is the art world’s equivalent of New York Fashion Week and boasts four annual shows across three continents. Since its Swiss beginnings in 1970, Basel attracts tens of thousands of visitors each year, executes sales in the millions, and showcases the work of some of today’s, and yesterday’s, leading artists from across the globe.

This year’s visit was my maiden voyage. And the original plan was to document the experience through on-the-spot insights and daily digests from my airbnb home, but when I finally arrived in Europe and began wandering the dreamy streets of Basel, the last thing I wanted to do was tuck myself away at a computer in a room that belonged to my host’s teenage daughter.

Despite her tasteful tableau of One Direction merchandise.

I didn’t have much time in the city and the exchange rate served as a gentle, yet constant, reminder that this trip would not be an everyday occurrence. So, I set out to make the most of my visit – seeing as much as possible, sleeping as little as possible, and fueling myself with Nature’s Valley™ as I flitted from location to location.

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Weekly Wrap-Up for December 09-15, 2016

last call x small treasures x fertile solitude x not even a mouse

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Weekly Wrap-Up for December 01 – December 08, 2016

the prettiest star x letting my guard down x the beauty of tyranny x hello hell

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The Best Of Times: Fertile Solitude Opening Night

Remember back in October when we were all young and wild and free?

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Weekly Wrap-Up for November 18 – 30, 2016

simpler times x concerning the spiritual x and men turned their faces from there 

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The Weekly Wrap-Up for November 11-17, 2016

the materiality of mourning x complexities & contradictions x a place to process

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Weekly Wrap-Up for November 4th, 2016

that space between flying & falling x freedom of spirit x maybe partying will help 

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This Week in Fertile Solitude: Listening the Labyrinth

When: Thursday October 27th, 2016 6:30-8:00PM

Where: Boston Center for the Arts, Mills Gallery, 539 Tremont Street, Boston, MA 02116

How: Official Website

What/Why: “Tones, rhythms, and gestures entangle as you discover a the maze of Fertile Solitude. Follow percussionists Maria Finkelmeier and Drew Worden throughout the gallery as they accompany the pieces with long, open tones. Then, stop with the duo in specific spaces to enjoy vignettes of music inspired by the works.”

A video posted by Maria (@improvaday) on


See you Thursday. ♥

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Lunchtime: Fertile Solitude Edition

I must admit, it’s not lunchtime (at least not on this coast). It’s after dark and I’ve been working on emails, but I still think the “lunchtime” exercise of 60 minutes, stream of consciousness, minimal editing, makes sense for the occasion.

And it’s not as if this evening marks anything momentous, really. I’ve just had my head down working on Fertile Solitude the past few weeks, and now it’s here and happening.

In four days. howhowhowhowhow.

Since I haven’t really shared much about the exhibition except for the announcement and a few teaser images here & there, I wanted to take 3,600 seconds amidst the eleventh hour chaos to tell you a bit more about this show that’s been up my sleeve.

So, instead of lunchtime, let’s just call this a midnight snack.

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The October Wrap-Up

lunar attraction x here for now x until x fertile solitude

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