Friday, December 22, 2006

"Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative and creation, there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred.A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one's favor all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance which no man could have dreamed would have come his way. Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it. Begin it now."
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

525,600 minutes, how do you
measure a year? In daylights, in sunsets, in midnights, in cups of coffee. In
inches, in miles, in laughter, in strife.... how do you
measure a year in the life? MEASURE IN LOVE.
(revised) Lyrics from Seasons of Love - Rent

Monday, December 11, 2006

Just returned from Art Basel Miami. It was a scene. More art than anyone could absorb! Excess beyond comprehension. A commentary on our culture?
One of my favorite works was a Bill Viola video called "Becoming Light." A man and woman embrace under the water, occasionally breaking the surface before they make the final descent down into the primordial sea.

Thursday, November 30, 2006


I cross the threshold into a world I have forgotten…
a place suspended in time.

The glow of a shimmering sea of light awaits me as I tread on the
pine needle carpeted floor,
breathing in the scent of the burning copal.

Sounds of whispered chattering, groaning, and chanting abound
while eggs are rubbed over an ailing body.

Invoking holy names, a curandero
abruptly snaps the neck of an unsuspecting chicken.

As liquid offerings of firewater and coca cola overflow,
expelling evil spirits with each burp.

A host of Saints, generously adorned with milagros and photographs,
preside in silence.

Monday, November 13, 2006

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness, that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves:
Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There's nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won't feel secure around you.
We are born to make manifest the glory of God
that is within us.
It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine,
we unconsciously give other people
permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.

Nelson Mandela 1994 Inaugural Speech

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Jane Fulton Alt

Well, this is my very first posting. I will be using this blog to keep people abreast of my work, talk about the creative process and my philosophy of life. I will also be posting movies and books I have found interesting.
I am currently working on some images that were inspired by a visit to San Juan Chamula, a church just outside of
San Cristobol. It was one of the most other worldly experiences I have ever had. I will be posting some of the work
as it comes "to light."