A few weeks back I was doing a lot of running and walking with my ipod. One of the favorite albums to run with is Storm Large, Crazy Enough. This album has a cover of the Pixies song, “Where is My Mind?”. I L O V E that song and would play it over and over again, because really, where is my mind? and do I really want to know… the song conjures up underwater imagery for me, little fishes, koi fish, murkey waters etc. Around the same time, my friend was passing along some old interesting books. One book she gave me was called, “Mind in The Waters” by Joana McIntyre Varawa.
THERE is my mind. I took the book, not really knowing what it was about, the cover was cool, an image of a bare chested woman holding a dolphin… I brought it into the studio the following week and with the music and pauses to read and sample parts of this book, I delved into the DEEP and produced Mind In The Waters, a 48 x 45 triptych using koi drawings and Atlantis style imagery on paper mounted on board. The book “celebrates the consciousness of Whales and Dolphins and is nothing short of awe-inspiring. What is your indelible, visceral memory?