daughterofgaia 'Let the beauty you love be what you do.' --Rumi

Female
Age: 66
Hometown: Portland, Connecticut
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Harkness Beach

Background and Lifestyle

Marital Status In a Relationship
Smoker No
Drinker No
Education College graduate

Interests and Personality

BiographyHi, everyone! I'm May. I was born in 1951 in beautiful New England, and have always lived there. I have only recently ventured into the visual arts. Mostly retired due to Stage IV breast cancer, I still work part time as an advocate for persons with disabilities. I love my new home by a little brook, with my love John and three very strange (normal) cats. I work primarily in digital collage and photography. I'd love it if you'd visit my blog at RIPENESSREDUX.BLOGSPOT.COM and say hello!
InterestsCollage and other art, graveyards, folk instruments, herbs, tarot, minerals, paganism and other earth-based spirituality, writing, chocolate, cats, everybody's story
MusicBritish Isles and American traditional music, other traditional and folk music, 'Hymnody of Earth' (Malcolm Dalglish), Anonymous 4, classical choral works, Mozart, and at least some of practically every genre there is
FilmsShadowlands, The Piano, The Secret of Roan Inish, Tarnation, Rivers and Tides, Born Into Brothels, The Hours, What's Eating Gilbert Grape, Southern Comfort
TelevisionIt mostly sucks
BooksMemoirs and biography; poetry, especially by W.B. Yeats and Wendell Berry; Holy the Firm by Annie Dillard; The Egyptian Book of the Dead, translated by Normandi Ellis; the astonishingly perfect prose of Jane Austen; non-fiction writings on brain biology, genetics, and many other subjects
HeroesMother Teresa; Gandhi; Oskar Schindler; Frodo; my oncologist; Ram Dass, who I thought was a goofball, but who then went out and went through a lot of crap and came back to talk about it humbly.

Exhibitions

Second Crossing, 2nd Annual Juried Exhibition at the Hygienic Art Gallery, 3/24/07-4/21/07, New London, CT

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Realityarts

Hi there, Really enjoyed looking through your work. Amanda

christianhealingart

"Abandoned Service Station: Unlocked Door" shows amazing details. Keep observing and creating more cool shots.

daughterofgaia

The first time I saw that movie I just sobbed through about 2/3 of it. It just touched a chord.

daughterofgaia

Yes, it is...I was so surprised to find out that Holly Hunter actually played the piano music for that movie. Amazing.

katyb

we share a film in common , the piano , wow , such imagery , i had a friend who said it was too subtle , that was why it was so special i think , do you remember the scene where she is running in the woods after her finger has been cut off and she sinks to the ground , her dress billowing up from the mud , the scene also of the bandaged piano leg , a sign of things to come , amazing film k

daughterofgaia

Thanks, Katey! I'll be checking out your work soon.

katyb

Amazing bio , I wish you well , your work reflects your mind , which is perfect , real and genuine k

PM_beers

Check out this new site owned by an art collector and crtitic http://www.critiquemyart.com/

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

I just added a new piece to my gallery. Please check out my new self portrait in my New Work gallery. ~Mare

daughterofgaia

Hi Marianne, it seems to be kicking in every now and then :) Thanks for your nice comments, Rose Marie--I enjoyed looking at your work as well!

CreateReality ( Deleted user )

Hi May, so how is the creative spirit working for you these days?

crosem

Hi! I have seen your work - I fell in love with your photography so beautiful, so simple but interesting keep it up :)

daughterofgaia

Thank you so much, Blade and Rverspirit. Rvrspirit, I visited your sites, and your work is so excellent. I only hope I can approach the quality of your photography!

Rverspirit ( Deleted user )

By the by...my more current photgraphy can be found at my photoblogs : http://thecliffwalk.com http://rverspirit.aminus3.com/image/2007-09-24.html

Rverspirit ( Deleted user )

Tnanks for stopping in and commenting May. I'm particularly drawn to "Grapes", "Despair" and "Don't Look Back".These pieces rise above 'genre' and stand out as unique of their own regard, to me anyway.... keep up the good work!

Blade_Duncan

Hi.......I'm Blade, I just wanted to say how cool your work is. I love the really creepy images.Girl....your a trip.VERY COOL WORK!!!................BLADE.

daughterofgaia

Thank you, Sally Mae! I'll definitely be sturdy for as long as I'm on the planet! :>)

SallyMae

oh, mother-maiden-crone, ALL catches my eye! Botanical Erotica (all) especially. Cross with Lichens, your paper collage (so clean good), the digital of the crow on the grave, 'looking back'? or is it 'don't look back'? You do beautiful work, beautiful. Plus, the anonymous 4! May you stay sturdy on the planet, May, for a plenty long time. I will check out blog, you feel like kin. smae

daughterofgaia

Thank you, Robbie and Darren--or is it Dagwood? Yes, I do think we have a similar vision. I love your work so much.

Darren_Brennessel

Your work is great! I love your photography! I see we have a similar vision and it pleases me to see you work! You are very gifted!

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