Image and Word

A series of photographs, paired with prose.

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Final Straw: Wisdom from the Field (book)

A book of forty five postcards, each with an image from our travels to natural farms, and bite-sized quotes from the natural farmers in Korea, Japan, and the United States.

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Final Straw: Wisdom from the Field (book)

A book of forty five postcards, each with an image from our travels to natural farms, and bite-sized quotes from the natural farmers in Korea, Japan, and the United States.

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An Old Man with a Frog, at the Edge of a Forest

Today was 驚蟄 (Gyeongchip), the day of awakening from hibernation, the day the frogs sing.

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An Old Man with a Frog, at the Edge of a Forest

Today was 驚蟄 (Gyeongchip), the day of awakening from hibernation, the day the frogs sing.

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The Powerful Sound of a Broom

— The standard morning here offers a varied menu of sounds: chirping, click-clacking, chatter moving towards the subway station. On the days when either leaves or a dusting of snow are present along the pathways you can add to this

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The Powerful Sound of a Broom

— The standard morning here offers a varied menu of sounds: chirping, click-clacking, chatter moving towards the subway station. On the days when either leaves or a dusting of snow are present along the pathways you can add to this

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Pig Stomach

— At night glowing street stalls appear here selling various Korean comfort foods fried chicken pig stomach fermented cabbage soup They are unplanned improvisations added to the streets and sidewalks of otherwise pristinely ordered developments It seems they forgot something

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Pig Stomach

— At night glowing street stalls appear here selling various Korean comfort foods fried chicken pig stomach fermented cabbage soup They are unplanned improvisations added to the streets and sidewalks of otherwise pristinely ordered developments It seems they forgot something

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Space and Time

In this and every moment
through history and into the future
we are space and time
a constant flux and movement
a chaotic and joyous concert

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Space and Time

In this and every moment
through history and into the future
we are space and time
a constant flux and movement
a chaotic and joyous concert

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One: The Road in Front of You

— To begin on a path of unlearning all you have been taught seems a frightening undertaking a lonely undertaking an aimless undertaking But it is only these things before you see the road in front of you For the

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One: The Road in Front of You

— To begin on a path of unlearning all you have been taught seems a frightening undertaking a lonely undertaking an aimless undertaking But it is only these things before you see the road in front of you For the

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One: True Freedom

— From our birth, each step we take in this modern world is a step away from true freedom From our birth, we have no chance to realize what we must do to live truly We believe that being true

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One: True Freedom

— From our birth, each step we take in this modern world is a step away from true freedom From our birth, we have no chance to realize what we must do to live truly We believe that being true

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One: Wealth in Simplicity

— Lives full of important decisions which carry no importance outside of the rules and regulations we’ve conventiently made up We write in pen, pencil, stone yet it would be better written in air There is no word to express

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One: Wealth in Simplicity

— Lives full of important decisions which carry no importance outside of the rules and regulations we’ve conventiently made up We write in pen, pencil, stone yet it would be better written in air There is no word to express

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One: True Self

— The true self is in living for your being and allowing others to live for theirs The true society is in caring for others without placing prerequisites on how, when, and to whom that care should be distributed What

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One: True Self

— The true self is in living for your being and allowing others to live for theirs The true society is in caring for others without placing prerequisites on how, when, and to whom that care should be distributed What

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We Shout About Poverty #1

An image and word collaboration with Suhee Kang, where we ask which is the country who is truly impoverished?

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We Shout About Poverty #1

An image and word collaboration with Suhee Kang, where we ask which is the country who is truly impoverished?

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I am Born (California Oak)

A boy and his dog
A shepheard and his sheep
Lone on a crispy dry hill, a cow cools off
even the famous ‘Real California Cheese’
can thank me for something

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I am Born (California Oak)

A boy and his dog
A shepheard and his sheep
Lone on a crispy dry hill, a cow cools off
even the famous ‘Real California Cheese’
can thank me for something

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The Redwood Before Buddha

The big reddish-colored tree in the right side of this frame is a California Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). The oldest of these Redwood trees are much older than you and I. In fact, they are older than most of our

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The Redwood Before Buddha

The big reddish-colored tree in the right side of this frame is a California Coast Redwood (Sequoia sempervirens). The oldest of these Redwood trees are much older than you and I. In fact, they are older than most of our

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Here, Things Grow

Things grow and then they die
and from those dead things
other things grow
and that’s life…

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Here, Things Grow

Things grow and then they die
and from those dead things
other things grow
and that’s life…

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Shanghai’s Silent Motorcycles and Global Pollution

There are silent scooters running about the Streets of Shanghai. What does it mean for global pollution?

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Shanghai’s Silent Motorcycles and Global Pollution

There are silent scooters running about the Streets of Shanghai. What does it mean for global pollution?

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A Simple Blanket Covers Me

I lie on the floor
A simple blanket covers me
A small pillow filled with beans
occupies the space between the floor and the back of my head
and on a whisper through the window
the scent of the forest

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A Simple Blanket Covers Me

I lie on the floor
A simple blanket covers me
A small pillow filled with beans
occupies the space between the floor and the back of my head
and on a whisper through the window
the scent of the forest

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In Daedong: A Korean Ciceda’s Scream

— All around the house cicadas scream a rush of wind through the leaves Silence A truck meanders its way through the neighborhood below announcing something or another fresh fruit! bring your used electronics out! big watermelons are coming! In

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In Daedong: A Korean Ciceda’s Scream

— All around the house cicadas scream a rush of wind through the leaves Silence A truck meanders its way through the neighborhood below announcing something or another fresh fruit! bring your used electronics out! big watermelons are coming! In

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Image and Word: Caledonian Granny

Although it may stand alone
a tree travels vicariously

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Image and Word: Caledonian Granny

Although it may stand alone
a tree travels vicariously

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In Dae-Dong, Life is a Wave

A large swath of family portraits adorn his living room wall; six daughters and one son, he tells us, “we didn’t stop making kids until we had a son.” There’s your Korean dedication again…

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In Dae-Dong, Life is a Wave

A large swath of family portraits adorn his living room wall; six daughters and one son, he tells us, “we didn’t stop making kids until we had a son.” There’s your Korean dedication again…

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Image and Word: What is Notable?

What acts are notable.

Who is a notable person.

If we watch as the sun slowly moves through our sky, we can see the shadows it creates. Inching along the ground, across the sea, the mountain cliffs, across our cities, walls, gardens, and across the deserts as each grain of sand casts a shadow on the next grain

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Image and Word: What is Notable?

What acts are notable.

Who is a notable person.

If we watch as the sun slowly moves through our sky, we can see the shadows it creates. Inching along the ground, across the sea, the mountain cliffs, across our cities, walls, gardens, and across the deserts as each grain of sand casts a shadow on the next grain

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Image and Word: Woman, Child, City

There is a mom down the hill who dutifully takes her child outside every few hours during the day. On the rooftop of their apartment building they go, the baby fastened to her back with a cloth wrapped around her waist.

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Image and Word: Woman, Child, City

There is a mom down the hill who dutifully takes her child outside every few hours during the day. On the rooftop of their apartment building they go, the baby fastened to her back with a cloth wrapped around her waist.

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Image and Word: Smell of Light Rain in the Forest

A light rain
is falling in the forest

the sound and smell is
most poetic
and telling
At the same time
a woman
bare white legs and an umbrella against black asphalt
silently strides down the center of the road…

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Image and Word: Smell of Light Rain in the Forest

A light rain
is falling in the forest

the sound and smell is
most poetic
and telling
At the same time
a woman
bare white legs and an umbrella against black asphalt
silently strides down the center of the road…

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Image and Word: The Greatest Miracles

A microbial lifeform in the soil is
nearly invisible to us
So are we each, in the scope of the planet
nearly invisible…

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Image and Word: The Greatest Miracles

A microbial lifeform in the soil is
nearly invisible to us
So are we each, in the scope of the planet
nearly invisible…

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Image and Word: Folk

Dusk reaches the Samcheong Dong neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea and it’s welcome — we’ve had a long day in the sun today. All day we had a view of the valley, and the building in background of this image.

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Image and Word: Folk

Dusk reaches the Samcheong Dong neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea and it’s welcome — we’ve had a long day in the sun today. All day we had a view of the valley, and the building in background of this image.

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Image and Word: Blossom

What you see
feel
hear
taste
smell

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Image and Word: Blossom

What you see
feel
hear
taste
smell

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Image and Word: Cloud

Floating by my window
floating above my window
Moseying along the sky
moseying in the sky

You are so many things…

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Image and Word: Cloud

Floating by my window
floating above my window
Moseying along the sky
moseying in the sky

You are so many things…

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The Roots of Humanity

If humanity were a plant, its current form would be rootless
washed away at the first rain
and all of the soil with it
for the plant, the roots, and the soil
require each other

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The Roots of Humanity

If humanity were a plant, its current form would be rootless
washed away at the first rain
and all of the soil with it
for the plant, the roots, and the soil
require each other

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Image and Word: The Seeds

There are those who know well
the nature of humans…

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Image and Word: The Seeds

There are those who know well
the nature of humans…

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