Friday, April 24, 2009

The World Moves on a Woman's Hips

This is my page for the upcoming chunky book swap that I'm participating in at the Art & Soul retreat in Asilomar next month. The theme for the book is Dancing Through the Decades. I love the music from the 1980's - probably because those were my serious formative years (read teenager). This piece is inspired from The Talking Heads' song "The Great Curve", where the chorus goes:
The world moves on a woman's hips
The world moves and it swivels and bops
The world moves on a woman's hips
The world moved and it bounces and hops
A world of light...she's gonna open our eyes up
A world of light...she's gonna open our eyes up

Here's the back of my page:

I think the words say a lot, both literally and figuratively. As a woman, I can feel the world moving on my hips, emerging, turning, bouncing, and hopping. There's a lot of energy there, and as a woman, it's our job to know how to open everyone else's eyes up.

3 comments:

peggy gatto said...

tally, this is quite lovely!!!!
Looking forward to seeing you there!
Had NO IDEA there was a book swap involved??????where was I! Is there still time????

BloggingQueen said...

Good luck while you're moving and shaking (the world on your hip) in NYC! "Shake, shake, shake, signora... shake your bodyline..."

Jennifer R.D. said...

Hi Tally,
How was Art and Soul? I really like your page and I bet the whole book was very cool as well.
Hugs,
Jen