The Art Predator is inspired by Coleridge’s definition of the aesthetic as that which engages the whole soul. She also experiences this definition as a taunt, an admonition, and a slogan. If she were the type to get a tattoo, these letters might appear in random places.
The Art Predator shares her wide-ranging adventures in art, poetry, music, remodeling, cultural studies, Ventucky, food, wine, travel, camping, nature, and as a burning mom on a daily basis with as many illustrations (literal, visual, and auditory) as she can manage. Stay tuned. (Thanks to David Huang who took this image of the Art Predator performing at Burning Man!)
By way of background, the Art Predator blog developed out of a newspaper column. In addition to journalism, the Art Predator is a published poet and an exhibiting artist. For more about the Art Predator’s Artist Statement and CV, go here.
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From 1996-2004, Gwendolyn Alley published three dozen poetry and art broadsides in ARTLIFE Limited Editions; several of these works are published also at http://www.art-life.com/. Alley has participated in the 3:15 experiment since 2001, and in 2007, she facilitated the Experiment . Many of her 3:15 Experiment poems can be found at http://315experiment.com/.
In August 2008, Gwendolyn Alley began creating videos which combine spoken word, sound, and image. Her video poem “Shishilop Project” was accepted by GuerrillaReads for its September issue.
Alley’s primary blog is the Art Predator: http://artpredator.wordpress.com; she also participates in the collaborative experimental poetry site, The Orchid Room, and she has several other blogs as well on various topics in different states of development. Her youtube channel is http://www.youtube.com/user/theartpredator.
The eclectic Art Predator site includes many of Gwendolyn Alley’s ArtLife broadsides, 3:15 poems, an on-going collection of her own spoken word videos with music and images, as well as adventures in wine, travel, and song.
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This page composed to a soundtrack provided by KCRW; this post by the Talking Heads from Little Creatures:
And she was drifting through the backyard
And she was taking off her dress
And she was moving very slowly
Rising up above the earth
Moving into the universe
Drifting this way and that
Not touching ground at all
Up above the yard
She was glad about it… no doubt about it
She isn’t sure where she’s gone
No time to think about what to tell them
No time to think about what she’s done
And she was
And she was looking at herself
And things were looking like a movie
She had a pleasant elevation
She’s moving out in all directions