i went down to the big river today
to begin installing work for 'muddy waters'
i was worried this piece might be a bit short
soon it will be suspended
from good sturdy snapper hooks
acquired recently in Aotearoa
then i wandered off to collect dried mud to make mud paint
[why dried? ...have you ever tried to sieve wet mud?]
a thrift store strainer made a good start
and a finer mesh was provided by a cheap spatter guard
mixed the fine sievings with a little powdered gelatine
to give it a good 'squish' factor
letting it rest until tomorrow
the writing will be on the wall
any leftovers can be used for stenciling...
unpacking the big roll with the work from New Orleans
unleashed a tsunami of emotions
New Orleans gets under your skin
in a way no other place does
when i got home
i rummaged on Youtube
and found this.
i was there that night.