Author Archives: Namaya

Celebrate Life at Everyone’s Books 22 Sept 6 PM and a poem

Friday 22 September 2017 at 6 PM at Everyone’s Books in Brattleboro – Vermont poet and storyteller will read selections from his new book “CELEBRATE LIFE: VIVA LA VIDA” published by Vermont Art Poetry Press.  Copies of the book are currently at the bookstore. Namaya said, “This is a collection of stories and poems, some will make you laugh like “Slugs as ... Read More »

Lyme Disease and the Shingle

I have an excellent memory, my vocabulary is at the top, and I’m a published poet and writer. I’ve also done my share of carpentry and roof repairs.   Yesterday, my wife said the word “shingle” not from chicken pox, but the shingle on the roof… for a moment I knew it was a common word, but I couldn’t think ... Read More »

MALIKA AL JAZEERA: QUEEN of the ISLANDS – by Namaya

There is the legend of the Queen of the Islands, Malika Al Jazeera, A myth…. or so I believed… till one moon inspired night in the labyrinth of Algiers.   “La Belle Dame Algiers” I sailed along the Berber coast, past the shores of Tangiers and the caves of Hercules, veering   off the cape of Oran, until a storm ... Read More »

Keep the Statues of the Slave-holders, but….mark their deeds.

Thomas Jefferson fathered a half dozen             children with his African American slave – Sally Hemmings. He probably fathered more with other slaves.   He owned hundreds of slaves…             men, women, and children who toiled for him, while he wrote             the Declaration of Independence, “All Men are created equal.”   Did he ponder those words looking out to ... Read More »

Yemen Burns in My Soul and Conscience

Yemen steadily destroyed by Saudi Arabia, bombed by drones from the USA, and dying from the complicity of its Muslim brothers.   When Muslims kill Muslims and shout out, “Allah Ahbar! God is great!”  Does Allah and the Prophet weep or laugh?   My beloved and beautiful Yemen, orphan of poverty and war. You are a harbinger of this century ... Read More »

Mitochondria of Love

It is the pulse of love, pulsing mitochondria of love. Feel the energy! Feel the energy! Love is the power of women reaching out to surround the world. The power of life, love, and transformation. The energy to heal the world that starts at the cellular level. This art before you, por mi hermana, Laura Olalde, is the art of ... Read More »

Ireland is Innovation

This project, currently under consideration with the Irish Government, is both an installation as well as a weekly programme highlighting and celebrating an incredible list of innovations throughout Irish history to the present. As Mr. Liam Nellis, Chief Executive of Intertrader Ireland said, “This island has a fantastic track recorder of giving the world the steam turbine, the submarine, the ... Read More »

Soldiers Returning Home From War

Soldiers Coming Home: A Project of Art, Healing, and Redemption The purpose of the Soldiers Coming Home project is to welcome home soldiers. We invite soldiers and veterans to join us in creating a flower garden of peace made of old combat boots. It is a project of art, healing, and redemption. The Soldiers Coming Home garden will be configured ... Read More »

Konsume

Konsume?  is our latest sculpture and installation project. It is a meditation on consumer society. Each one of these letters is approximately  7 feet tall and about 2 feet to 4 feet wide.The final question mark is a gas hose with an ax piercing the globe. In each one of these letters is a variety of detritus (junk) –  wrappings ... Read More »

Amnesty Solstice in Witness to Freedom

The above images represent the sculpture, photographs, and installation called “Amnesty Solstice: Witness to Freedom.” The tower is about 8 feet tall (3 m) and it is a three sided metal tower. It has individual posters of the top Amnesty Prisoners of Conscience that are about 1 foot square.  They are incorporated into the 8 foot metal tower that is ... Read More »

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