I inked up 55 Greetings in honor of my friend Rebecca Clay Cole's show last night. She put out an album last year on cassette tape that was recorded right here at Sleepy Volcano. It's a wonderful sonic journey that also exists digitally for those of you who didn't keep your Sony Walkman lying around all these years. The inspiration for 55 Greetings came from the Golden Record aboard Voyager 1 (which entered interstellar space last year!). These are all the languages that were recorded onto that record...just a wee sample from our planet: hello. Is there anybody out there? It was a really fun experience to write them all with brush and ink, very meditative. Some shapes were completely foreign to me (as a resident of earth), which really gets your mind spinning on communication and sound and line and all the ways we put it together to say what we really mean.
I will have the 55 Greetings print for sale at the Saturday Market tomorrow, and it comes with a download code for the album.