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feminist secular Ásatrú reconstructionist.

this is a display of artistic ideas to help bring life to the comprehensive themes of nature, the struggles of reality, the brutality of survival, but also the wonderment and the solemness that lie therein.


Þjazi was a giant, son of the giant Olvaldi, brother of giants Idi and Gangr, and the father of Skaði. He is most remembered for the kidnapping of Iðunn, a story told both in the Prose Edda and the Haustlöng. With Iðunn having been carried off by Þjazi in eagle form, the gods were deprived of her apples, and began to grow old and weak. However, Loki, by means of transforming Iðunn into a nut, managed to rescue her in a dangerous journey ending with the death by fire of Þjazi. His daughter, Skaði, travels to Asgard to seek retribution, and is pacified both by marriage to Njord and the transformation by Odin of the eyes of her father into stars in the night sky.

Image from 18th-century Icelandic manuscript “NKS 1867 4to”, courtesy of the Danish Royal Library.

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Love never dies a natural death. It dies because we don’t know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of withering, of tarnishing.

Anais Nin

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signs, Edgar Heap of Birds (Southern Cheyenne)

artist’s statement:

The oppression and slaughter of human beings by white American society does not only come from hatred; greed and potential impediment to economic growth also feed the frenzy to kill and destroy people of color and spirits that grow from the soil or move the surface that is our earth. It is therefore proper we inform the Minnesota public to honor those forty Dakota tribal citizens who were executed by hanging in Minnesota in 1862 and 1865 by order of Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson with the support of the citizens of Minnesota.

As a sign of respect, forty Dakota-English, red lettered metal signs were exhibited originally in 1990 in the earth in the business zone of what was called the Grain Belt.

This is a proud historical districts of the city of Minneapolis and the state of Minnesota that houses the grain and flour mills, canals, and facilities to ship out fruits to “American progress..”

It was the potential disruption of American commerce that cost Dakota people their lives. The Native tribes of the Upper Midwest were not allowed the sovereignty and dignity to provide for their own economic livelihood through hunting and gathering. The Native land base of this region, as in all America, was not given the right to exist intact in a prominent way and was automatically superseded by white invading immigrants and their hunger to cultivate and consume more of this earth.

As the forty signs are now offered in the Nash Gallery symbolically along the water called the Mississippi, which remains a highway for American business, we seek not only to extract profit from our surroundings. We also wish to honor life-giving force of the waters that have truly preserved all of us from the beginning, and to offer respect to the tortured spirits of 1862 and 1865 that may have sought refuge and renewal through the original purity that is water.

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Bibliothèque nationale de France, Département des manuscrits, Français 9197, detail of f. 136v (Mercury with dragon kebab) Evrart de Conty, Le livre des échecs amoureux. Flanders, 15th century. Artist: Maître d’Antoine Rolin

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"Cold Synthesis" serie by VALERIS

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