Mantras for the Urban Dweller (Moment to Moment)

I am thrilled my work is included in Moment to Moment, a magazine happening in real time, through various media outlets, and in cities around the world throughout the summer and fall of 2013. This project has been curated by the great folks of The Thing Quarterly with support from Levis Made and Crafted.

I created a series of texts that are Mantras for the Urban Dweller. They are off-kilter, open-ended public service announcements; invitations to pause amidst the hustle of the city. The texts open the possibility of a flash of introspection in the hamster-wheel of life; and I’d like to think that the words can be repeated, chanted, spoken, howled, whispered or interpreted. In these works I’m suggesting my wish for how things could be: if we paid closer attention to our being, to our grieving, to the way the sun makes a spectacular reflection on the buildings at that certain time of the day. It has to begin somewhere, why not here?

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Mantras for the Urban Dweller (More Beautiful), 2013, Castro Street Muni Station, San Francisco, CA

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Mantras for the Urban Dweller (This Place Right Now), 2013, Castro Street Muni Station, San Francisco, CA

Mantras for the Urban Dweller (This Is It), 2013, Castro Street Muni Station, San Francisco, CA, Image Courtesy The Thing Quarterly

Mantras for the Urban Dweller (This Is It), 2013, Market and Sanchez, San Francisco, CA, Image Courtesy The Thing Quarterly

Moment to Moment Magazine, Produced by the Thing Quarterly, Image Courtesy The Thing Quarterly

Moment to Moment Magazine, Produced by The Thing Quarterly, Image Courtesy The Thing Quarterly

On left: Mantras for the Urban Dweller (You’ve Been Here Before), 2013, Installation in Oxford Circus Tube, London, Image Courtesy of The Thing Quarterly

Middle: Mantras for the Urban Dweller (You’ve Been Here Before), 2013, Installation in Oxford Circus Tube, London, Image Courtesy of The Thing Quarterly



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