Stagg and I are going back to New Mexico!!! You may recall that we thought we would never go back after our crazy camping experience there. We have a booth at the Southwest Conference on Popular Culture and I am giving a paper there. My paper is called "GRIND: Antikythera Mechanism Connections to 'The Counselor'". I have been watching and researching about the movie. I also have been making some small paintings of Cameron Diaz's character in the movie. She requested that her dress have a hoodie added, and doesn't that make her look so druid-like? I have been reading about the jewelry and costumes of the characters as well as other research. These paintings aren't finished yet...but they show what I am up to. I find making them to be an active meditation of the film so I can daydream/write.
Here is the link to the old post about Stagg versus New Mexico