Summer of Our Discontent

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We arrive in Summer. Our sweat falls like tears and drops of rain, not fog coming in on cats feet, not tears. We don’t cry, we smolder. We shelter with the mychtrophics. Beside and underneath the ghost plants, we wait. Help is near we are sure. The silence is deafening. … (read more)

We arrive in Summer. Our sweat falls like tears and drops of rain, not fog coming in on cats feet, not tears. We don’t cry, we smolder. We shelter with the mychtrophics. Beside and underneath the ghost plants, we wait. Help is near we are sure. The silence is deafening. We aren’t afraid in the ghost plants in the forest in the Redwoods, in the summer of our discontented ghosts.

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Norma Xelda Jara
(owner)
2019/09/27

Thank you for this little woman that you have created and that accompanies me every week and is now also in my art collection.

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/09/27

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

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Nice creation

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/09/26

Thank you so much!! ❤️

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Jarid Scott
2019/09/19

The red background texture mixed with the film grain is simply fantastic! And I am a huge sucker for a good light leak. Overall I must saw this aesthetic is totally something I vibe with. I love the red through-line with all your pieces for this series. They all feel very connected, but also like strong isolated pieces. Really looking forward to seeing all 7 of them together!

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/09/19

Ack!! Thank you!! Wowza, that makes me feel great about what I'm trying to do!!

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Forlenza
2019/09/15

I love the perspective of the woman who seems to be far away from the flower in the distance and maybe disturbed by something. She is not seeing the true beauty that is just ahead. The viewpoint makes me feel like I'm a little bee buzzing around a beautiful flower basking in the glowing summer sunlight that is shimmering through the leaves of trees above, as the gentle summer breeze blows.. That little bee is total content happy going about it's business, unaware of human issues and the woman in the distance in the summer of her discontent. Love it!

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/09/15

I love this experience you have seeing this piece! Not seeing the truth of any experience is kind of a theme in my world right now and 🐝 🐝 are so meaningful to me, how cool to have them unknowingly expressed in the vibe this work is sending out. Thank you!! 😊

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The red and the pulses of light and movement transfer me to that lonely and hot summer moment in which silence would allow you to hear the beating of your own heart, I love it Ruth !!

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/09/15

Always a great thing to hear when your creation has revealed what you intended. Thank you for sharing this with me! 😊

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Norma Xelda Jara
(owner)
2019/09/14

I love that little woman who repeats herself every week traveling different landscapes. How many times we feel this way, small, humble and helpless among the fear of being phagocytosed by the landscape that surrounds us or passing unscathed to move forward. That small woman who seems vulnerable has the strength of a survivor. I keep watching the development of your story every week. Thank you for creating it. I feel part of it.

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/09/15

Oh my goodness, I can’t thank you enough for these insightful words. I love that you can articulate what I can only try to draw. It means the world to be seen and understood at once. 😊

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Indrani Mitra
(owner)
2019/09/14

Awesome .. I love the glow that comes and goes.. it reminds me of summer of warm sunshine and blinding sun that makes you want to sit under a shady tree and do nothing ..just sit there and watch the flowers and the insects or sometimes the fluffy clouds ..and this works so beautifully with the Redwood piece.. perfect flow of ideas👏👏❤

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ruth allen
(creator)
2019/09/15

Thank you for these gracious, thoughtful words (and for finding it once it was uploaded too.) I am loving finding out all kinds of things about the redwoods and trying to share them for this series. 😊

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