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All That Is Solid Melts Into Air by Brian Carey

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All That Is Solid Melts Into Air by Brian CareyAll That Is Solid Melts Into Air by Brian Carey
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How does your perspective change based on your location in or around the sculpture? Brian Carey, a landscape architect, is one of the original artists involved in GFS. Observe all that is present here: the trees, the stone, the wood, the water, the concrete, the people, the red chairs, the grass, the insects in the grass, etc. See how organic and inorganic materials come together, how harmony and dissonance exist between them. Observe the bubbling water. What is bubbling up in you? Look to the smoother surfaced water. What pool are you more like today?

Movement: Where are you most drawn to sit or stand? Go there. Breathe. Observe yourself and the environment. Where are you least drawn to? Go there. Notice what has changed perspective, body, and breath-wise. What happens when you sit facing the “wrong” way? Explore what shifts. Move to another location and another and another.

Writing: Write a letter or song to change personified. How can the fleeting be embraced? What is your relationship to transformation? How does one recognize the temporary even in the company of the ancient? Can steadiness be found in uncertainty and flux? Push against how you ordinarily write. Sweep away the expected. Stretch into the unconventional, into newness. Play with the whitespace upon the page. Begin with the words, Dear Change…