Monday, December 29, 2008

Rock, River & Renewal

The Ephemeral art of Andrew Goldsworthy

Andy Goldsworthy's Rivers & Tides

New Year is upon us. Happy Peaceful New Year, Salam Muharram, Slainte Hogmanay, Selamat Tahun Baru, Bonne Année, Gungheefatzhai, Feliz año nuevo...
The Karuk people tradition of World Renewal: The altar is built in the form of a crescent up to eye level in height. It is within this wall that the Medicine Man Healer gathers the powers given to him to make medicine for his people - to bring an abundance of fish from the river and good hunting from the forest. The spring from which the Healer drinks is also sacred and kept covered to protect its purity for the next World Renewal Ceremony.
A central act in the Wiyot people's spirituality is an annual World Renewal Ceremony held at Tuluwat village. Indian Island, formerly called Duluwat Island, was and is the center of Wiyot world. On the island a ceremonial dance was held to start the new year. The ceremony was called the World Renewal ceremony. All people were welcomed, no one was turned away. The people ate mostly clams and acorns and made long carved log canoes. Healers and ceremonial leaders were mostly women, who got their powers on mountain tops at night.

I re-cycled a small woven sphere left there for renewal.

New Year celebration, colorful geodesic sphere at New York City Times Square.

200 years since Darwin: Grand Rounds ~ Evolutionary Medicine

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Hajj pilgrims

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