Indira Ganesan

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Archive for May 2015

Clearing Land

My summer project, aka Avoiding the Revision, is clearing some brush out back.  Full of creepers, vines, and Poison ivy, I have been donning long sleeves and gloves, and applying a newly acquired set of lopers to the woods.  I now understand how the pioneers must have felt felling trees to create homesteads.  The sound of the lopers cutting through branches and roots is chillingly satisfying.  I barely made a dent, despite […]

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A Closer Look

Next door to a show at Acme Gallery in Boston, Cool Day,  curated by and also featuring the work of extraordinary 85-year-old artist Pat de Groot is the Carroll & Sons Gallery, which is now featuring work by Pakistani-born artist, Amreen Butt.  Her large scale tactile murals imitate intricate scroll work found in marble mosques and tombs like the Taj Mahal and the Allahambra, but looking closer presents something other than delicate […]

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Dream interlude

Yesterday, i walked around Boston’s greenway, and came upon this wonderous sight.  A public art installation by Janet Echelman, made of polyester cord resembling fish netting.  It was shimmery at midday, and can only imagine what it might look like at dawn or sunset.  What a grand canopy to , say, perform Shakespeare under!    

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