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Behind the Curtain

Behind the Curtain, the theme of the first edition of seesearch, is inspired by the classic scene in the Wizard of Oz, where in the midst of the Wizard’s imposing, booming voice, Toto sneaks away from the group, pulls back the curtain, and...
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Sacrificial Salt

Oysters purify the sea, filtering gallons and gallons or water through their small, slinky, sacrificial systems. When oysters are full of toxins, it’s because they have filtered these poisons out of the water, purifying the oceanby absorbing...
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Sing a Song of Sixpence

It all started with this little nursery rhyme… What exactly was meant by the line, “four-and-twenty blackbirds baked in a pie?” Does this tell a tale of Old English pies? So, it...
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Gypsies, Fleas & Trashpickers

Just beyond the northern city limits, a twenty-minute trip outside Paris takes you to Saint-Ouen. On a Saturday morning, you emerge from le metro confines into crowds hawking fake bags, watches, sneakers, and the fabulous flavor of illicit urban...
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Find Your Urban Soul

Saints and Souls. The Feast of All Souls’ Day. err… Halloween. So many memories come flooding, not all particularly wholesome nor particularly haunting, but none of them according to the tradition of honoring those we’ve lost. I’ve never...
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Passing Through

The process of passing through from one place to another. From one condition to another. Transit. A corridor. A portion or selection. Passage. The idea of passage is a preoccupation for me. Passage is the act directly before change, before...
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Fuller Skirts

In 2002, my favorite skirt was a Vivienne Westwood dove grey accordion-pleated skirt scored at a resale shop. I wore it with my own cut T-shirt creations and sometimes with white little boy’s Hanes sleeveless undershirts. Exactly 110 years...
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