At some point, this page will be more. Images, text, the
whole shebang! Meanwhile, here's some pictures
from my time in Florence, the most-documented period of my life.
I just graduated! Yes, the 10 seconds it took to walk across that stage
were surely glorious.
The handshakes and backpats were a joyous way of saying
congradulations; you are a free man;
you may now start paying back your $20,000 of debt; please enjoy these
honorary College of Santa Fe flipflops!
All bitterness aside, however, it was a
joyous weekend, replete with
family and lawn parties.
Speaking of lawn parties, last week I had my senior show,
it contains the best
painting I've ever made, a lifesize fence with a lawn party seen
through it. If you'd like to learn more, you can read what I wrote about it.
I just finished writing a piece I've been trying to write since August.
I'm finally satisfied with it, so you should read it. It concerns a mystical
experience and revelation I had in the bathtub (where life-changing
experiences are wont to occur) when Kate visited me this summer. And
it's also about everything else in my life and mind and world.
I just got back from Los Angeles, where I spent my spring break with 8
other students and two teachers from my college. It was an incredibly
informing, though also rather overwhelming experience. I'll write
something about it soon, and provide some pictures. Meanwhile you can
find out about the trip
through the college art
department's blog. I saw enough art to explode a yak, and met some
interesting people besides.
Among the highlights was the Museum of
Jurrasic Technology, one of the most otherworldly places I've ever
been. It creates wonder through the juncture of fact and fraud, and
houses a number of curiosities that provoke belief and disbelief
simultaneously. My favorite exhibit was Tell the
Bees...Belief, Knowledge and Hypersymbolic Cognition. Check this
out, it will be worth your time. Seriously. Other neat parts of the
museum were a set of microminiature mosaics and some sculptures that
fit inside the eye of a needle and a tearoom that felt distinctly
My love, Kate, just went to Italy for three months. She's working with
a sustainability program in located at a castle in Tuscany! You can
visit her blog to keep
up on her adventures. Here's a painting of her by our friend Pi:
Pretty beautiful, huh?
Here's a walk down memory lane:
A prophetic photo taken by Matt Mills, showing the last time my
ex-girlfriend Colette and I were together together. For an alternate
take on representation, check out Colette's
string painting of me from 5 years ago. It doesn't get much more
subjective than that, and yes that whole image is made of string.
Here's a story about the
dissolution of our relationship, from 2004. For your stalking purposes,
check out Colette's website.
Here's a picture (also by Matt Mills) of me in 2005 performing with the
Jug Band at the College of Santa Fe:
The song being performed was "Nothing" by The Fugs, adapted and arranged by us
with lyrics by yours truly.
Despite the impression of that picture, I was not the main singer.
Having more enthusiasm for music than musical skills, I played the
washboard and was in charge of summoning everybody to come practice.
to contact me, email hstone (at)