Daughter of Neptune

michaelgarfield


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Daughter of Neptune

• Posters: "Daughter of Neptune" signed print on semi-gloss 100 lb. cardstock.

• Giclées: Signed and numbered (series of 25) high quality archival print on canvas. Finished with a colorfast UV gloss varnish, stretched on 3/4" bars, and shipped with hanging hardware.

Huge thanks to everyone at Arcosanti for their hospitality at Convergence - it was an honor to be one of the headlining musical acts in a theater I have wanted to play since 2005! 🌱 
This mermaid painting was inspired by architect Paolo Soleri's visions of an integrated urban ecosystem in which everything about our modern lives returns to human-centric design in balance with natural principles. We don't have to choose between technology and nature, culture and the body - we can honor both in architecture that restores a human scale to daily life. Live where you work! Bring the intelligence of wilderness into the city! Create and cherish public spaces that allow for true community to form! 🌿
One of the Arcosanti residents on hand for this amazing tiny festival (it was no doubt the best I've seen for such a small event - enough great art and music, films and workshops for three times as many people) told me that he saw in this piece a complete and self-sufficient woman, someone who can harvest her own energy from sunlight while she rests within the void of space...sounds like the Earth herself, to me - and all the fantasies of living ships we dream will one day ferry us to other worlds. So maybe you can think of this piece as a portrait of the Earth - half plant, half animal - adrift luxuriously in the luminous expanse... 🌳 
More pics from Arcosanti soon - as well as clips from the two sets I played there. Patreon supporters will get all of it for free, as always - just a small way I can show my thanks for helping me make inspiration, learning, art, love, and adventure both my way of life and my example to the world. 

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Dedicated to all mermaids and other strange creatures with no place in the modern world - but plenty of room in the future. Gene editing will one day make it possible for anyone to be a mermaid and I suspect that I'll know a lot of people who decide to make that (not a leap but a) dive... Meanwhile, they represent in some sense our complete selves, our aquatic origins and inner fish and animal intuition. They're also a great way to get people motivated to care about ecological conservation issues, as I discussed with Lindsay Loftin on a recent episode of Future Fossils Podcast.

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