cast light through colored CD cases, creating gently flickering
fields of subtle color on the playa.
the cairns on baking sheets to facilitate moving them; every
night for a week, the cairns were torn down and reconstructed
in a new pattern.
comes from a tradition
in south India: a kolam is a
geometric mandala drawn in flour on the doorstep of Hindu
households by the matriarch.
the pattern, she begins the day with an auspicious act, feeding
unfortunate insects. She also invites the attentions of Laxmi,
goddess of luck, who may feel welcomed into the house.