baddrawings and badwords by a badartist

Thursday, September 15, 2005

armadillos, snakes and ants

whenever i walk through the hot and loud jungle swamps (in the Atlantic Center for the Arts) on the raised boardwalks whatever time of day i alwys wonder what or who I will run into. Judy a very jewish lady from Philadelphia shreiked this afternoon that she had seen a huge green snake cross her path. i set off in hot pursuit determined to see it. sure enough it had not gone far and I saw a small black snake wrythe into the undergrowth far calmer than Judy.
The other night I heard a loud and clumsy rustling in the undergrowth and so rooted myself to the spot. Eventually my patience paid off and out came a slightly befuddled looking armadillo, the first I have ever seen, looking much like a miniature comedy dinosaur. I saw it three time that night as it snuffled around for whatever armadillos snuffle around for.
whatever time of day whether 3.00 pm or 3.00 am you will always run into someone here. Its is good to be with so many other artists who do not stick to any routine and work day and night.
Likewise the ever manic ants who always seem to be on the go. I have probably spent more time with the ants than anything else (as you do). I have fed them sugar in exchange for them agreeing to be filmed. Last night at three am as we were sat in the mac room sort of working but mostly chatting someone alerted me to a scene of carnage outside in which a large species of red ants were tearing apart a large bee. I joined in the fun with my video camera of which they took absolutely no notice of whatsoever even though it was 2 cms from them. Maybe they are used to artists pointing cameras at them, as do the geckos who do not turn a hair (if they had them).
This place is paradise on earth.


At 1:00 AM, Blogger Mary Morgan said...

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At 4:35 PM, Blogger Olivia said...

Kidnap some ants, Houd, and take them to Finland. They can keep you company there!


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