Wonderful essay about my friend, internationally known artist and art educator, Carl Heyward. #CarlHeywardRedux #artist #AfricanAmericanArt #collage #painting #artists
#storydevelopment. Space traveling aliens live in a symbiotic environment with a Plasma that is necessary for their survival; and the welfare of which is strictly regulated. #femalefilmmakerfriday #scifiFri #greenscreen #sylviatoy
Issues involved in taking care of the Plasma:
- Temperature (must be warm)
- Hydration (must be kept at a constant to avoid both dehydration and over-saturation or even drowning)
- Respiration (constantly monitored because a decrease in respiration is the first sign of tension)
- Tension (Plasma is similar to muscle tissue and has a tendency toward tension that causes inflammation, lowered temperature, dehydration and impaired respiration that causes stiffness and lack of flexibility and comfort, leading to stress in the Plasma. Empathic Dermalians are capable of massage techniques that relieve tension in the Plasma.)
What is really lovely is Women Cinemakersnot only selected SEQUENCE 13, but also complimented A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SOUL and BEFORE CHILL.
#womencinemakers #femalefilmmakerfriday #sylviatoy #greenscreenart #AfricanAmericanArtist
Lela may be the oldest human alive. Her tenth husband has just died making her a widow for the tenth time. She gave birth to twenty children, only three of whom are still living.
Lela is still bleeding, which among her social group makes her magical. Her mother also bled into old age; and the stories go that her great-grandmother and great-great-aunts did also. However, having watched her mother die in childbirth in what was probably her late 50s or early 60s, she does not want another mate.
In Lela’s social group, however, that decision is not hers alone. She leads the group with one of her surviving daughters, the eldest, and also with her only surviving brother, who is the child that Lela’s mother died giving birth to. Because he survived that birth to become the tallest, smartest and most charismatic male in the group, he like his mother and sister are believed to be magical. Lela’s brother wants his older sister to mate with a young male who has just lost his first female to illness and there is no other female available for him. Lela does not want to mate, believing that if she does, she will die like her mother did. In fact, she and last mate were so compatible and of the same mind that they secretly were practicing birth control.
However, the vote is two against one for Lela to take her eleventh mate because her daughter is siding with her uncle in trying to pressure her to mate again.
This is the status quo when Lela leaves her social group and strikes out on her own.
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