our lonely home
(Fox News Latino, 2013)
New York 1966
Photo: Bruce Davidson
Swimming Cities by Swoon aka Caledonia “Callie” Curry
One of my lifelong dreams since I was a wee Ian Brooks was to build my own ramshackle boat and sail away from all my problems, like homework and eating vegetables. It’s still pretty much the same dream except now replace boat with spaceship. Street artist Swoon collaborated with dozens of other artisans to craft these makeshift floating domiciles, scrapped together from discarded wood, foam blocks, car parts, and myriad other urban flotsam, before drifting down mighty rivers like the Mississippi and Hudson, stopping at abandoned sites along the way to play music and gather antiques as building blocks for their vessels.
Gabriel García Márquez reading Gabriel García Márquez.