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TP Meditation Taylor Mead Haiku Robert Hass Translation

September 17th, 2020
  • Lockdown – Coronavirus


    Taylor Mead

    My Arm for a pillow
    I really like myself
    Under the hazy mooon

    Yosa Buson

    Translated by Robert Hass


  • (Senior Trip)

  • Tyranny of Design? Or Chairs as Characters

    August 26th, 2020
  • The Tyranny of Chair Design

    Most chairs aren’t designed to serve human bodies – but a better seat is possible. By Sara Hendren

  • Tony Cragg <> tonycragg

    Tom Friedmantomfriedman
    – his school chair, drilled into skeletal oblivion.

    Chorus of Chairs

  • See a Dragon Chair sold for 28 Millions by Eileen Gray.
    millionchair1
    The unique and remarkable ‘Dragons’ armchair was acquired from Miss Gray by Suzanne Talbot, the first patron to provide her with an opportunity to create a complete environment. The exotic, symbolist character of the piece situates it conceptually within the first phase of Miss Gray’s creative cycle.
    The Mad Tea Party (previous post)

    1aburtonRockchari
    Two chair design by Scott Burton

    Elephant Chairs collection

  • 1aB-valeska-soares-VS10232_Lugar-Comum_1-1024x768
    Lugar Column 2016
    Artists from Brazil

  • lasvegaspl1

    My photos of New Mexico Las Vegas Hotel Lobby –

  • Panda with oversized bamboo.

    Posted by Fung-Lin Hall on Tuesday, November 5, 2013

  • 1HIkea1
    (Ikea – photo by Fung Lin Hall)
    Weather and Warehouse

    John Cage sitting on a silent chair

    The Repetition – Retribution

    Comic Cat, Lit Cat, Film Noir Cat – 2020

    August 8th, 2020

  • Edward Gorey loved cat and Balanchine (previous post)

    The Cop and Peter Cook the Comic Genius

  • Doris Lessing
    Doris Lessing archive here.

    Herman 1HermanHesse
    and the Cat.
    . another photo from writing & the feline muse.

    Herman Hesse – The Glass Bead Game

  • Yuichi Hibi – Neco hibineko

    Kay Ryan
    A CAT/A FUTURE

    A cat can draw
    the blinds
    behind her eyes
    whenever she
    decides. Nothing
    alters in the stare
    itself but she’s
    not there. Likewise
    a future can occlude:
    still sitting there,
    doing nothing rude.

  • Patricia Highsmith (archive) 1patriciaJeannette

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    Samuel Beckett Archive

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    Louisa Chase

  • Staying Alive, Mask & How To Wash Hands

    March 13th, 2020

  • Carnivale Mask (sold in Venice)

  • Renate Buser was ahead of timerenate1
    showing how to wash hands in 2008.

  • Garlic and Ginger – G Theory

    (photo by Fung Lin Hall)

    Garlic & Ginger..the two spices that grace the oriental cooking. In contrast to other theories which circulate in the world today, They are constructive without being overly critical. They deliver the essentail services of being pungent and relevant. Unlike the Russian constructivist, the origin of this theory is ancient and anonymous. The subscribers to this theory are seldom arrogant, and their work is
    understood and appreciated by all.

  • TP Meditation I~digital image by Fung Lin Hall
    TP Meditation II digital image by Fung Lin Hall

    TP Meditation IIIdigital image by Fung Lin Hall

    Humans are the only creatures who use toilet paper – and what a nightmare!! (Don’t know who designed this paper toilet site.)

  • The Year of Metal Rat – Happy New Lunar Year 2020

    January 24th, 2020

  • (via)


  • Hieronymus Bosch
    (11 Things I learned from the Hieronymus Bosch by David Byrne)

  • Chinese New Year Zodiac Rat

    Rats are clever, quick thinkers; successful, but content with living a quiet and peaceful life.

  • Banksy dead rat

    (Banksy)
    2008 Rat year

    Personality and characteristics

    Optimistic and energetic, people born in the Rat year are likable by all. They are sensitive to other’s emotions but are stubborn with your opinion. Their personality is kind, but due to weak communication skills, their words may seem impolite and rude.

    On the financial side, they like saving and can be stingy. However, their love for hoarding will sometimes cause them to waste money on unnecessary things.

    RIP Jonathan Miller, Revisiting the Polymath on Dick Cavett

    November 27th, 2019

  • (Dudley Moore, Alan Bennett, Peter Cook, Jonathan Miller: The Cast of “Beyond the Fringe)
    BBC obit

    Jonathan Miller, director and humorist, dies at 85

  • Jonathan Miller and The Kinds of Genius

  • (Jonathan Miller directs Mikado)

  • Banksy & Marcel Duchamp in studio -2019

    July 28th, 2019

  • via Robin Gunningham/Mr Banksy… or Banksy in Studio
    Banksy homepage here.
    Previous post

  • See The Walled Off Hotel

  • Monet
    by Banksy

  • Art Studio for anti- artist

  • 1aaageometric-and-topological-data-analysis

    Network of Stoppages

    July 28 2019 today.. happy birthday Banksy and Marcel Duchamp.

    Viva Rebecca Horn & Lawrence Ferlingetti -March 24 2019

    March 24th, 2019
  • Happy birthday Rebecca Horn and Lawrence Ferlingetti
    (Underwear, Unicorn body suit – previous post)

  • Rebecca Horn, Body, Art installations

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    Dreaming Stones – Rebecca Horn.


  • Lawrence is 100 years old today!

    Little Boy (LA Times)

    Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s ‘Little Boy’ reveals his life before the San Francisco beat scene

    Edward Gorey – Love of Balanchine PT II

    February 22nd, 2019

  • Edward Gorey near one of the Nadelman sculptures on the promenade at the NY State Theater, 1973. Photograph: Bruce Chernin. Image provided by the Alpern Collection, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University.
    photo via Paris Review
    Edward St. John Gorey (February 22, 1925 – April 15, 2000)

    “He was a precocious child. He claimed to have read all the works of Victor Hugo by the age of eight.”

  • Edward Gorey

    Edward Gorey Love of George Balanchine Part I

  • Feb 22 – Int’l cat day in Japan .. see Gorey with cat here.

  • Wes Anderson is under the spell of Edward Gorey


  • Two roommates

    Poet Frank O’Hara and macabre writer and illustrator Edward Gorey were roommates at Harvard in the late ’40s, where they furnished their apartment with garden furniture and a coffee table made from a repurposed tombstone. According to The New Yorker, the pair “established their rooms as (in the words of a home-town friend) the spot to ‘lie down on a chaise lounge, get mellow with a few drinks, and listen to Marlene Dietrich records.’” Pompous and eccentric? Perhaps. But we bet their room was the coolest place on campus.

  • Happy New (Y)ear of the Pig – Feb 5, 2019 – January 24, 2020

    January 31st, 2019

  • Detail from The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch
    Happy New Year of the Pig (or Inoshishi in Japanese, meaning wild boar)

  • Chinese New Year in 2019 starts on Tuesday, February 5th and ends on January 24th, 2020. Conforming to the chinese horoscope , the year of the Pig 2019 comes right after the Year of the Dog (2018) and before the year of the Metal Rat (2020)!

    Ohara Koson (Wild Boar -Ukioe)

    Inoshishi <> Inoshishi by Amikami
    (Image source)

    The Happy Pig
    Tomoo Gogita (Cloe Sevigny saw his exhibit in Japan)

    All I Need Is Ham – (Remixed from Obama’s Inaugural poem)

  • Here is a trailer Pigsty by Pasolini (seemingly unpalatable and enigmatic film).

    Porcile (Pigsty) by Pasolini.

    A savage parody of Godard, Resnais and… Pasolini, ironically chronicling the ‘existential anguish’ of the children of the bourgeoisie, it features Léaud as a mystic youth whose being finally merges with ‘nature’: he gets eaten by the pigs he loves.

    The first, “Orgia,” was originally conceived as a possible companion piece to Buñuel’s Simon of the Desert, and concerns a 15th-century cult of cannibals who must eventually reckon with Church and State. The second, “Porcile,” involves a West German industrialist and Nazi war criminal whose son (played by Truffaut and Godard regular Jean-Pierre Léaud) likes to copulate with pigs.

  • James with pig 1aaJamesfarmbig photo by Dennis Stock

    Being There – Jerzy Kosinski, Hal Ashby & Peter Sellers

    June 14th, 2018
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    Photo via Jerzy Kosinski
    Who was Jerzy Kosinski? (Previous post)

    Jerzy Kosinski was born on June 14, 1933. He was an award-winning Polish-American novelist, best known for the novels The Painted Bird (1965) and Being There (1971), the latter of which was adapted into a film in 1979.

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    Hal Ashby directed Being There.

  • Philip Roth on Jerzy Kosinski –

    In the end, I don’t understand Jerzy Kosinski. At some level, he must have judged his life as successful. Using his talent, wits, boldness and determination, he went far, if you consider the boy growing up under the most menacing of shadows. Was he happy? There is so much darkness in his novels, I wonder how much brightness there was in his life (inside him, in the place he kept hidden). I am left with a sense of pity, which I’m sure he would not want me to feel. He would prefer respect. And I can grant him that.

  • Jerzey

    David Foster Wallace described Steps as a “collection of unbelievably creepy little allegorical tableaux done in a terse elegant voice that’s like nothing else anywhere ever”. Wallace continued in praise: “Only Kafka’s fragments get anywhere close to where Kosiński goes in this book, which is better than everything else he ever did combined.

    Polish Children

  • Life is Elsewhere – Easter Sunday is April Fool’s Day in 2018

    March 31st, 2018
  • Milan Kundera was born on April 1. (His first novel was called The Joke.)

    Life is Elsewhere Praha Man Photo collage by Fung Lin Hall.
    The above image is a photo collage of an outdoor art installation from a street near Malostranska station in Prague. The statue of Sigmund Freud hanging by one hand by David Cerny – Czech Sculptor. *
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    Philip Kaufman saw Miss Julie on stage and cast Lena Olin in The Unbearable Lightness of Being for his adaptation of Milan Kundera’s most popular novel.
    Daniel Day Lewis and Lena Olin

  • Easter Sunday – 2018

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    The Rabbit knows how to relax.

    Pool Bunny 1Poolbunny Fung Lin Hall (See Hotel lobbies in New Mexico and William James)

  • Arizona Tales

  • 1aaRabbitY

    The Good, The Bad and The Rabbit

  • Rabbit by Henri Rousseau, Durer and others here.