February 17, 2016


The question When will you know? repeats down one side of this page in my artists book IF-Universal Questions ©1995. I’ve asked and answered this question - as I’m sure you have- many times in the course of many ordinary days: coordinating times, events. Its part of the sequence we go through to narrow the gap between what we know and what we don’t know. If you don’t know- when will you know- is a way of making some headway into the unknown. With this text I was thinking about the juxtaposition of contexts between the everyday: When will you know?, and the existential questions of life and death: When will you know?

 The text ( rubber stamped onto gessoed photocopied pages of Golden Press Facts and Figures circa early1960s) in this book includes other Universal question...

July 1, 2015

Yes to the exuberance of working with other artists- of being in the supporting cast of another artist’s vision when its all about taking on things that are outside of your area of expertise, in a group, in public.  My singing range is limited but I was an enthusiastic member of Joe Banish’s Universal Questions of Existence Chorale in Detroit in 1982-83. Other chorale members included Vincent A. Carducci, Patricia Dorsey, Maurice Greenia, Judy Harwig, Rod Harwig, Catherine Lear and Mary Sobiechoski, with Alex Wilson on conga drums. Shown here performing The Questions Cantata at the P.A.V.E. show About Time in March 1983 at the Detroit Focus Gallery, under the direction of Joe Banish as Art Bijutsu. (photo by Dorothy Manty)  Participating in projects with other artists continu...

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