Latin Quarter – Paris 1995

Latin Quarter - Paris 1995

When I was in Paris in 1995, I walked around the city. I shot each day for a week. I came upon this window and inside the store were these elements: Mirror, antique statue, bedpost, etc. and behind me was a building and a bike on the street. It spoke of the medium given my being upside down in the mirror. The black and white spoke of timelessness. The age and articulation of Europe as the origins of my soul, that I could apprehend catharsis itself in an image meant that I could stop. I have never shot a better image than this. It represents me, my eye, and aesthetic capacity. I hope to continue this journey when I eventually get to London, another city with windows in an urban environment.

East West

I improvised this piano and erhu piece on New Year’s Eve 2021 with an eye on the need for a bridge between the East and West, where eclectic circumstances can bring aesthetic events. The connection between all peoples is catharsis. Our bodies are sensually affined.

Spread Freedom

‘The intent is to unify with intent to do good, not to be divisive and do harm. Let’s celebrate each other.
Lyrics and vocals by Mario Savioni
written to pair with Rachel LaFond’s solo piano piece ‘Serpentine.’
Music used with Rachel’s permission.
Check her out at @rachellafond’

Spread Freedom

Linked to sorrow

Nightingale mourns

The moon’s a sparkler

In the sky

Somber moments

Chill the air

Fortune stirs the 

Cleverest among us.

We partake of 

the gentle season’s smile.

In the night, 

We stare into 

Each other’s eyes.

I travel with you through the trees.

Into the snow, our shoes sink

To curb our progress,

But angels are due

To sit with us, 

In the clean air

Angels are due to survey 

The state of affairs

We know where we stand.

We stand together:

Facing the truth

Facing the sky

Facing the sun

Facing each other,

And knowing the way.

We are in unison.

We are true friends.

We are friends, indeed.

The long-awaited attendance

To our needs.

We are free

We are free

Free to be.