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Spring Equinox Online Zine Release with the Mobile Moon Coop!

04.07.2020
Our last zine release was canceled due to COVID-19, so instead we created this VIDEO of our collective contributions to the Spring Equinox 2020 Zine! You can also find the video on the Mobile Moon Coop's website with a link to support the co-op and receive a zine at this time. 
Mobile Moon Co-op 12th Edition Video Compilation

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The Second New Moon Mycology Summit Taking Place in Thurman, NY 2019

07.3.2019
While I couldn't attend the first ever New Moon Mycology Summit of 2018 last year, I'm excited to say that I'll be headed there this time around!

The Mycelium Underground is doing really important and interesting work! I was very honored that they accepted my offer to illustrate a design for this year's event. I've copied straight from their website some key details to satiate your curiosity and pique your interest!
WHY THE NEW MOON?
We are part of the greater ancestral cycles of the planet.  Honoring and tuning into the moon cycles remind us of our true natural past.  The darkness of the new moon represents a time of beginnings, unformed potential, and mystery. We honor the unknown future that can arise from the seeds we plant during this fortuitous time. With our hearts in the dark phase of the moon, and our bodies connected to the Earth, we seek the inclusion of womxn and the eventual dismantling of the fearful patriarchal hold on our world at large, calling forth inclusive iterations of mycology, the sciences, environmental justice, & more.

WHAT IS THE NEW MOON MYCOLOGY SUMMIT?
The New Moon Mycology Summit connects varied disciplines and experiences that go beyond the Fungal Queendom

MYCOLOGY - SOCIAL JUSTICE - EARTH SKILLS
Fungi & their network of cells, called mycelium, do many tasks.  They decompose organic matter into building blocks of life. They are responsible for distributing resources and hidden nutrients in soil, that only they can access, to other locations for plants to use. Like mycelium, reaching to finite corners of its environment, to nourish & expand its network, this summit will make those same significant connections within the community at large.
We structured this week as if we were mycelium, those intelligent cells, running in a decentralized & efficient fashion. Through substrate both nourishing and toxin remediation.  Working together, communicating, and building more resilient pathways and systems in order to achieve sustainable & just results. Feeding, sharing and connecting. Recomposing disequilibrium in the ecosystem.  Mycelium makes connections between multitudes of species, through terrains of all kinds, structuring biological networks that underlie everything. We want to emulate their mode of being in service of creating new life.
That is why this isn’t just a mushroom gathering, but rather multidisciplinary summit. We are inspired by the integrative, collaborative role of the fungi to bring together people from all fields and walks of life, and recognize that it is our uniqueness as individuals that will allow us to overcome and integrate the challenges that lie in our human path.  Mycology reminds us that there are balanced systems in place beyond the mycelial network, thus opening the stage for more topics and discussions to be a part of this weekend. We want to make a space so that voices, and skills, from the fringes are heard and honored.
We, within the Mycelium Underground have taken this to heart.  We desire to support new, grassroots, restorative forms of science, justice & community within a collapsing system of paradigms in the crisis of the Anthropocene.

CONFIRMED PRESENTERS:
WHAT'S NEW?
  • Fruiting Bodies Tea and Tarot Tent
  • Public Group Myco themed art project
  • Fungi + Ecology Classes for Kids
  • MycoFlora Project
Why Sliding Scale?
Because we want to make this event accessible to all folks. Please know that when you register & offer this contribution, it goes towards covering honorariums for the people opening up their time to travel & energy to teach everyone during the Summit. Funds from registration help cover costs of food, kitchen crew, set-up, cleaning and more to help birth this amazing community event. We can’t keep this going without your contribution, so please offer what you can.

To stay up to date or learn more, head on over to their website at:
 

Fruiting Bodies Major Arcana Tarot Deck Collaboration

06.21.2019
In collaboration with Erika 'Rikki' Longino of The Mobile Moon Coop in SLC, UT, a dream is finally coming true!
For quite some time I've longed to create a tarot deck, but for some reason just couldn't. Little did I know that my lone wolf creating days would not be the nature of this venture: for I needed a co-conspirator!
Rikki is a master wordsmith, and will be crafting the descriptions for each Major Arcana card, while I illustrate the pictures. Together we hope to create something wonderful.
Read on for a description of the deck-in-progress and how you can get a piece of it.
Fruiting Bodies Tarot is a collection of 22 evocative images and vivid descriptions depicting the tarot's Major Arcana. From The Fool to The World, Fruiting Bodies functions as a practical aid to discovering your own purpose in this vast and swiftly changing world. The deck emphasizes an imaginative return to ecological relationship and an interconnected subterranean network of life. Much like the multi-layered and sometimes dark nature of the world's underground, we have a subconscious life that requires healthy exploration. New choices and trajectories in our lives take place because of what  happens below the surface. The name, Fruiting Bodies, comes from the spore-producing organ of fungi, who's mycorrhizal "root" system spreads for miles underground and connects the forest. ​This deck offers hypnogogic imagery and detailed descriptions relating to intersectional feminism, cyclical nature, lunar consciousness, practical permaculture, and mycology as tools for systematic wellness. 

NOTE:
This deck is in progress! We will be crafting it over the course of the next year, aiming to deliver by April 1st, 2020. Your contributions go towards supporting the artists through their journey!

You can head over to the SHOP if you're interested in purchasing a deck at the presale price.

 

The Not-Forgotten Wishes of the

Dream Machine

06.21.2019
Part of my 2017 Fool Moon piece, The Dream Machine, had participants submit a doodle, wish, dream, idea, question, or what-have-you as currency in exchange for a small paper fortune. While my original post for the Dream Machine in the Installations page mentioned this, it did not show any sign of what the community desired in their heart of hearts.
Due to a not-so-infrequent habit of moving too often, this part of the piece was left in a big ol' bag in a dusty corner with whispered promises that one day they would have their time in the light.

And now is that time!
This side of my pieces is perhaps my most cherished part. Certainly, as the artist, I enjoy making the vehicle that brings about a piece, but the real thrill of public art is the final ingredient to this potion: the participation of the audience itself.
Perhaps a tree falling in the forest makes a noise whether or not anyone is there to hear it, but what is public performance without the audience?
In the event that it is easier to view the submissions typed out, here is a list of the ones I can decipher:
  • I want to have a dream about going to a planet
  • I wish for peace and prosperity in a career for the animated art of stop motion or similar bend
  • I wish to light up the room like the guy behind us
  • Be able to shapeshift :)
  • Real family
  • I wish for Christian to like me back
  • I wish for my friends and family to be happy and healthy. For those looking for opportunity to achieve their dreams and for thm all to see their dreams come true
  • Move out of my parents place -Get better job
  • Yes...right?
  • A magic story where time is immaterial
  • for everyone to love each other no matter their flaws
  • I hope I continue to love for a long time - I'd understand if something happened outside of my control & just want to not be the one to cut myself short. I hope in that time, it's not just time spent - It's time lived.
  • I CAN BE A MOMMIE
  • I wish I was a witch but I never got my letter from Hogwarts.
  • Will you marry me?
  • I hope to advance the field of science
  • Life may or may not be without purpose, but it is not at all without magic <3 I wish for a fresh start in NYC <3
  • Trump and his entire administration get deported to the sun!
  • I want a world without fear - I want to make a world without fear and all bad things.
  • I want my artistic endeavors to come to fruition and fall in love
  • Doin' my best, hopin' for the rest!
  • If only I knew what to do with my life <3
  • That my brother survives his cancer for 4 more years.
  • Wish: Painless labor...SOON!
  • I want to learn to understand + love myself + others better + better
  • I wish to spend a long time with the person next to me. <3
  • I hope that my female relationships continue to allow me to challenge my femininity
  • I wish to find a house Laura loves and I can always make her happy
  • My voice quakes like thunder.
  • Age looking back at his youth We had so little yet we had so much Thunder and Lightning at the lightest touch.
  • I wish to make Stephanie happy! My dad to accept me & to be a good doctor!
  • Discover all that Life has to offer, but don't lose your way back home xoxo
  • Love all, harm none, understand as much as possible.
  • Dream for an easy transition after graduation + happiness wherever I end up
  • I wish to find something I'm truly passionate in life.
  • Dream Farm realities! with you, baby <3
  • I would like to build limbs
  • hope the boy that has ghosted me has a good reason, I could use a win.
  • for it rain cookies
  • My wish is that monster cupcake doesn't get eaten
  • Will I go bald in the next 5 years?
  • I want to ask you some questions please?
  • Peace, love, and great sex
  • Dream- To have my doubts disproved & find love
  • I once had a dream that I was in a large aquarium and all the tanks broke & a bunch of alligators & crocodiles broke out & chased me down a block. This was a recurring dream during elementary school. -Carn He (?)
  • I wish to be friends with you :)
  • To be an artist & help others
  • I WANT TO TAKE A NAP ON A MARIGOLD
  • More pudding
  • I dream of a happy future in love, work, family and more. Until then, I want to enjoy these last few days with my Ann Arbor loved ones.
  • I hope the person I love loves me back
  • To have a happy family with kids who aren't monsters
  • Birds in the sky reming (remind?) me of all the good in the world
  • I want a pappy (puppy?) is that ever going to happen
  • Free yourself from this rusty cage and run. Your linen prison. A doe. The prey. Live your life and love <3 BMJ
  • Will I ever have a pygmy goat? <3
  • Will Kendall let me have a pet pig?
  • Let's go for world peace & social justice!
  • Daddy to have more freckles
  • We are greater than the sum of out parts.
  • I wish for Trav's restaurant to be a smashing success, but not at the expense of his health and well-being
  • I hope that people will stop polluting the earth.
  • I wish that we'll always have a happy home together, even until we're old and gray.
  • You should kiss me while I'm d e t a c h e d like this so that I can live and we can die
  • I wish to always exceed my expectations
  • Espero ver pronto a mis hijas
  • True friendship <3
  • I wish to find love and happiness after my divorce.
  • I already have my dream <3
  • My dream is to make people have the same amount of money. <3
  • It's really cool what you're doing. Keep it up.
  • Have a good day
  • be a mermaid.
  • I wish to meet Beyonce, Ariana Grande, and have happiness & do what I love 4 my hole life
  • I want to have nice pens
  • Dmitry to get laid
  • I wish to be an engineer
  • "Stars can't shine without darkness"
  • Dreams of HELL!
  • I want to be a doctor and make a difference!
  • poopy
  • to go to coledg
  • Travel to Europe!
  • I wish for peace & sanity for myself & my patients
  • Good health
  • I hope that I can have the strength to move to a foreign country!
  • $10 M
  • I wish for happiness for my children. <3<3<3<3<3<3 :)
  • Move back to A2
  • the wind around
  • Peace, love and good beer
  • My dreams are dead
  • Wealth, True romantic love and self-love, and serenity <3
  • DOGS
  • EDS
  • Find my purpose
  • My man is healthy & me too + we love each other
  • wish for true love to happen
  • PEACE!
  • I want to get girls
  • Good Health
  • GIRL
  • I wish to be pain-free
  • I wish I had a miloin bucks
  • LOVE
  • finding my path <3
  • Cheers to new beginnings and fine endings
  • I wish and dream to attend grad school @ U of M :)
  • I wish my marriage would be more peaceful & long!!
  • a kool walch
  • I wish my loved ones happiness & health
  • Resolution!
  • I would like contentment 4 LYFE
  • I wish my dad could invent a rescue bot -COLE
  • Have the family and friends together
  • Barbie dearm house
  • I wish to see my sisters
  • Drean All
  • My daughter gets to go on a rocket
  • To Fly
  • Learn to love and be loved
  • Danielle will find a new job she loves
  • I wish for a purple sky tonight and love all around <3
  • A nice home for my family in Detroit to some safer community
  • I wish for all children to have happiness and creativity to flourish
  • To Find A Partner to Share My Life With!
  • Hotwheels
  • I wish for a pet unicorn
  • I wish that we find what we are looking for. Thank you for being here.
  • I wish for my son and my daughter to find happiness
  • Can I have a costume
  • Papi
  • I wish my business will take off + be extremely successful!! And my kids will behave!
  • I wish I was Hulk
  • have super powers
  • I love when grandma visits
  • FIND ME A PRETTY GF LIKE YOU
  • I hope things work out well
  • I wish I could be Happy.
  • I wish that all cats be happy
  • I wish that I will get a phone by time I'm 11
  • HAPPINESS
  • I hope to meet the man of my life!!
  • I wish to pass all my classes and find love
  • Honest friends, good year
  • Kyland see you soon!
  • present
  • I wish for the people I love to be okay. Good, Elen
  • I hav a kelw pokemon
  • I wish to find a well paying job that I love!
  • Good employees for biz growth
  • I wish Lrrn would live in MI forever
  • Get over with pain
  • I wish I hav a horse and I have the most nollig in the wold
  • I would like to know what to do with our soul (?)
  • I have and am thankful for my friends & family
  • I wish for chocolate
  • Peace in the world
  • I wish for a fulfilling life
  • Find my inner happiness
  • <33
  • fulfilling life w/ family + friends
  • I wish for a long happy marriage
  • Complete + total happiness, serenity, contentness. <3
  • I want to travel for 5 yrs
  • to get all the lego in the world
  • will I be rich and famous in the future
  • publication + many readers
  • Believe. <3
  • I want to fly!
  • CAN I BE BIG
  • neuro
  • no more cancer & happiness
  • Good Health and new home
  • A pot belly pig
  • To fly!
  • Nolan wants a Dragon!
  • the job of my dreams!
  • I wish to pass CHEM130
  • LOVE
  • Eat more sweet stuff w/out getting fat af + 4.0 GPA
  • I wish I will have tons of luck in trail to the victors
  • My dream is that policies will reflect actual/absolute acceptance
  • Barbie house
  • I wish I had my girlfriend forever.
  • May all beings be safe. May all beings be healthy. May all beings be happy. May all beings live with ease.
  • Dreams coming true love and successful self employment :)
  • World travel & adventure
  • I wish to be at peace all the time & a someone would be nice
  • Money
  • I wish to live out all my life's dreams and live happily <3
  • I wish for a cake!
  • I wish that I will live by the ocean when I'm older
  • To figure out what to do career wise school or film?
  • Travel to China this summer :)
  • Find my soulmate
  • for world peace and kindness
  • Will I ever have sex with a person?
  • A Joyous Life With The One I Love :)
  • If I could continue with school that would cool <3
  • Wish to beat Rutgers
  • I would like to fly.
  • Be happy with someone.
  • Will I ever be happy
  • jewlrey
  • Travel to Europe!
  • I want to be a Native American
  • To be happy forever!
  • I want a pig
  • I wish to find more happiness and be anxiety free in my relationship with my significant other
  • I wish I could be a doctor when I grow up.
  • World peace, Health & happiness for my family & friends. LOVE <3
  • I wish for Grad school in Sydney w/ my friends
  • To be lucky
  • Money
  • I taste Liberty
  • I want to win the contest
  • I wish for world peace...and to be a unicorn!
  • to travel the world
  • World Peace!
  • I hope my family & pets live long healthy lives
  • David & Val will stay together happily ever after!
  • I wish for world peace
  • I wish for ice cream, whipped cream, sprinkles
  • I wish I don't have to live Ann Arbor
  • Nobel & Turner Prize
  • Wish to travel & form more bonds with others
  • I wish I was young!
  • Happiness generally! for everyone!
  • I wish to run a business for cosplay, I want to become a world famous Cosplayer and be very successful
  • I wish I could discover the world's biggest Diamond
  • I wish there will be world peace.
  • May you find peace, comfort, and calm <3
  • To get my hoverboard
  • I wish/dream for my ultimate job.
  • Where will I travel this year?
  • Become a popular & successful musician
  • Make it happen!
  • Photography goes well ;)
  • To have a nice summer and hope that a certain someone will look my way
  • To be a super awesome composer
  • you're so pretty!
  • wife
  • wish for happiness and love health and money
  • The people say NO to WW3
  • Lamborghini Aventator
  • To go to Florida
  • I want to be very happy
  • pokemon
  • Peace & happiness :)
  • 1. Marry this girl (Bianca?) 2. Have a fun stable life
  • I wish to become successful in my career
  • Fall in love wou! <3 -Kyle + Dimitry
  • Happiness for all
  • Will this be my foolish year?
  • I wish to find true inner peace
  • I want a trip w/ friends to an amazing place
  • harmony
  • To always remain passionate about life
  • HAPPY! HAPPY!
  • Is my life going to continue to be filled with blessings
  • Cleo my dog!
  • A good life of longevity and love
  • I hope this lasts! <3
  • I hope Jesse & I's plans all work out
  • To get a dog
  • I want Elon Musk to give me a free Tesla Model S. Please?
  • To be successful in life love & happiness
  • I want to love Michigan
  • To go see my best friend again
  • I wish for love <3 <3
  • hair today...
  • Is he the one?
  • Having a blast -Summer with my family and girlfriend Jiyun <3
  • I wish my friends, family, and my love to be happily ever after
  • I wish I could live forever
  • I wish for new growth <3
  • I wish things will get better with my family
  • Good health for all I love.
  • To make trance music and play it around the world.
  • Be happy
  • for people to be kind
  • I wish for a successful medical career...ONCE my family is back together... <3 :)
  • Will I become wealthy in $$ and mind/body
  • I wish for happiness <3
  • Return to Paris
  • Will I travel A lot
  • 1. MCAT 98th percentile, best med school, top doctor 2. Thomas to UMich 3. Mom & Dad -- & proud 4. Me + Tommy w/ -- person -- --
  • Health, Wealth, & Wisdom :)
  • I wish for my grandkids to be near me
  • I wish I had a dog
  • I wish to grow spiritually & 4 inner/outer peace
  • I wish to accept myself
  • I want to love more
  • I hope to be a Bodhisatvah
 

REINCARNATE - Gallery + Market

11.2.2018
Some pals and I are working on hosting an art installation next week November 9-11th, hosted by Morgan & York. Behind Morgan & York is a wee building that will be transformed for the weekend into a wilted wonderland with local floral designers breathing life back into the decaying world that is autumn for one last hurrah before decomposition.
The official blurb:
Join us for Reincarnate: Gallery + Market, a Transformative Event at Morgan & York! Celebrate the season of enchanting decay with art, music, and libations. Floral designers from the Ann Arbor and Detroit areas will breathe a second life into the bounty of the fields to create floral installations around the word Reincarnate. Take home treasures from local artists and foragers to kick off holiday shopping in truly unique form. Mingle in a community hub. Ogle the creative magic. The event kicks off Friday 11/9 at 6pm, continues Saturday 11/10 from 10-4, and wraps up with morning yoga on Sunday 11/11 at 10am. Admission of $5 supports the artists.

Live music set to begin around 7pm Friday night with Kameryn Ogden and Galen Bundy.

For those wanting specifics, here's a list of our designers and vendors set to attend:
Floral Designers:
Bhakti Flowers | Chelsea Hohn
Luella Acres | Michael Rodriguez
We Adore Flowers | Ginny Blades
Gnome Grown Flowers | Amanda Maurmann
Floral Sense | Crystal Butler
Stems Floral | Amy Harrison
Petal & Twig Designs | JoAnne Lewis
Marilla Field and Flora | Adrianne Gammie
Vendors:
EH Sherman Art | Ellen Sherman
Nox Lumen | Brogan Darwin
Raw Treasures | Dan Hahn
Welcome Table Vintage | Sarah Shirato
Aslakson Pottery | Autumn Aslakson
Musicians:
 

A Second Showing of METANOIA

11.2.2018
Riverside Arts Center has kindly agreed to allow Metanoia to be presented in their gallery to be a part of November's First Friday art walkabout. It will be up until November 17th, 2018, but with a live show this Friday, November 2nd, 2018 at 6pm, and as a backdrop for a live band from 7pm-10pm.

If you missed ypsiGLOW 2018:

Riverside Arts Center is displaying various luminaries and GLOWing artwork to give a second chance to view the splendor in a gallery setting.

Check out the Ypsi First Fridays map here:


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