‘Specks of Gold, Hidden Treasures’ – Screening and Presentation in San Francisco – Flor de Miel Media

It was an exciting day at the San Francisco Mint on March 04, 2017. What a great turn-out, over 6200 people walked through the historic Mint halls and restored public rooms where miners and savvy businessmen alike traveled to exchange their gold for newly minted dollars and coins. Today, The Mint serves the City for private and public events, and is slated to be converted for a more consistent use. The building has a wonderfully expansive feeling on the street level, with some of the larger rooms-  long glass windows, and smooth stone floors – reminding me of the feel … Continue reading ‘Specks of Gold, Hidden Treasures’ – Screening and Presentation in San Francisco – Flor de Miel Media

‘Peace on Earth, 2013’ Fundraising Gift and Greeting Card Offer

(orders for ‘Peace on Earth’ gift cards, and prints of ‘Winter Blossoms,’ 2013 photo without text found by visiting the links. Profits from all sales of prints and products between October 29-December 29, 2013 will go towards the development of the ‘Open Doors’ project.) Hard to believe its been a year since first offering the work-in-progress of ‘Open Doors’ at Audible Observatory last November in San Francisco, as part of the Annual Anthropology Conference. Last Saturday, I was on a panel about Bay Area Sacred Sites important to the Ohlone and other local California tribes. I had the opportunity to … Continue reading ‘Peace on Earth, 2013’ Fundraising Gift and Greeting Card Offer

Flor de Miel Media presents ‘Narco Beauty and La Environmentalista,’ spoken word poem read by Catherine Herrera

I’ve been working behind the scenes on breaking down the ‘Open Doors’ preview – I was quite surprised by the impact the creative process had on me personally, opening doors in ways unexpected. I am grateful to grow and develop, and learn each day. As that work continues, here is a new spoken word poem I wrote this week. This time, I have a recorded reading. I am available for readings of my spoken word poems so reach out by email if you are interested in booking a reading. (assignments@flordemielfilms.com) I am also available to screen ‘Bridge Walkers,’ and talk … Continue reading Flor de Miel Media presents ‘Narco Beauty and La Environmentalista,’ spoken word poem read by Catherine Herrera

Ohlone Sacred Sites – Walking Bridges

On March 11, 2011, I presented a four part, interactive video installation at the de Young Museum. Technical issues with my DVD burner, on top of the tragic news in Japan, all moved me deeply that day. In fact, I doubt I had ever been so nervous. Today, I feel very calm and hopeful. I was taught that when I add a shell to a necklace I am making, whether for myself or someone else, it is a prayer. Ever since my work began with the de Young, having the opportunity and space to work over time, slowly depending on … Continue reading Ohlone Sacred Sites – Walking Bridges

Do you believe in a Department of Arts and Culture?

In thinking about what ‘illusions’ by which we want to recreate our nation, might I suggest that we consider a Department of Arts and Culture for the future. Consider the amount of arts programming that already exists, yet, in what ways can the Arts have an even broader impact? As a very young photographer, I was greatly moved by the work of the WPA photographers, and one of my first favorite photographers, Dorthea Lange- her images were striking. I was struck too by the fact that she had been a photographer – that a ‘she’ could be a photographer. I … Continue reading Do you believe in a Department of Arts and Culture?