Wednesday, March 3, 2010

The Torch

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A couple of weeks ago, the wonderful and very generous Dutch artist Momo Luna and I worked out a little trade: one of my crazy black books in exchange for this beautiful “recycled” postcard. The back has four short lines for the address, and a box where the stamp goes — but rest assured, this is one card that will never be mailed!

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And I found something else in the package: my very own limited edition copy of Momo Luna’s Strange organic worlds — a nice glossy perfect-bound little book filled with a sampling of “accidental art” that came about while she was playing with a drawing program on her computer. It contains thorns and blossoms, flight, fright, and moonlight — and even a black old sun.

My thanks to the Momo Luna, and congratulations to everyone else who participated in the trade.

In the Forum: an editor mails a woodpile.


Caio Fernandes said...

this is very cool .
i saw the pst on her blog yesterday and got really amaized .

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

yes very cool, I know Momo Luna and his work!

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Caio. Momo Luna is a great spirit. I’m glad she has your book now, too.

Laura, that’s good news. And I hope she has found yours!

RUDHI - Chance said...

Standing at the corner, I watch your tradings come and - stay forever... It's a really nice postcard you got! Congratulations, William!

William Michaelian said...

Thanks, Rudhi! I didn’t know there were corners in the blogosphere!

Conrad DiDiodato said...


my learning curve continues to climb in this group: first-rate art/literature from around the world.

How lucky we are!

Momo Luna said...

Thank you William for this nice post and your welcome. I am happy to know that the Torch has find a good home.
I'm reading your book and i sure have to read slowely because it's so magnificent and i don't want it to finish. Your words always bring some melancholic sadness √°nd happiness at the same time.

William Michaelian said...

Conrad, I agree — we are quite lucky. And I’m glad you feel this way. Genius is alive and well in the world, and there’s an amazing amount of talent out there. Sometimes I think we should take it upon ourselves to meet, at least in the cyber-sense, as many of these gifted souls as we can — and that includes people from all walks of life, because art is everywhere and living itself is an art.

Momo Luna, it sounds like my book has found a good home as well. I know through your art that you understand that joy and sorrow walk hand in hand, and that one doesn’t really exist without the other. I said in a poem once, “Light was not light until dark was born.” That’s part of what I was trying to express. I know this: I feel honored that you are reading the book, and that you see it as a worthy exchange for The Torch.

Elisabeth said...

It's wonderful to see this 'alternative' currency at work here, William - shared art.

I think you may have led me to Momo. I love her art and I rejoice in our shared Dutch connections.

My thanks to you both.

William Michaelian said...

Elisabeth, that’s great. Thanks. I’ve read your comments on Momo Luna’s blog. However you found her, I’m glad you did.