everything is unfolding, Pensacola FL

By Mind the Heart!,

Winter was coming. the nights in the van were verging on miserable and the days were too cold to do art outside. We had also been taking turns being sick or almost sick for the last month. What we needed was the sun and the ocean. For the first time, we decided to set course to a spot that had not been given to us by someone else, and drove all day all the way to the shore. 12 hours removed from freezing in the woods, we were on the beach in t-shirts and our spirits were rejuvenated. Everything was unfolding, floating upon the tides. ~R

don’t let go

By Mind the Heart!,

When we work in nature we leave no trace behind us. A piece is created, breathes for a minute and is then torn apart – its existence remaining only in documentation. Something that has taken an hour to build is dismantled in one minute. It’s a good exercise in zen and in letting go. This piece, however, stayed on site for a couple of hours, as we felt the need to give it some time to be while we were making a few more works close by, on the same beautiful and mostly empty beach. After we finished (and took them all down) a woman approached us and asked what we meant by “don’t let go”. She then told us that she considered this a message from god, took a picture of it and sent to her daughter. “My daughter, a recent rescue from human trafficking, is a drug addict. She’s in a bad place. She lost custody of her two year old child and disappeared for eight months. A month ago we got a phone call from a hospital in South Carolina. The doctor said that if we want to see her alive we should come immediately. She’s with us now, struggling to get back on her feet. Struggling to believe in life again. This is a message to her, to continue, to believe, to not let go.”
~ m