MONICA SEGGOS
ART - FASHION - COMMERCE - THE FUTURE

Transdisciplinary Art

"...emergence of a new discipline transcending 
 the boundaries of disciplinary perspective...
It can be considered as the culmination of interdisciplinary efforts...
[that] has a wholism associated with it."

What is Transdisciplinary?
Jaya Ramchandani


"the transdisciplinary artist blends all the pieces of knowledge and skill together
and creates art that we cannot define through the canons 
that specify genres as we know them.  
Art that goes beyond genre does not reveal the elements from which it is made, 
and it is manifested as a homogeneous entity that exists independently;
it goes across many disciplines, in order to reach a final destination."

What Does the Term InterdisciplinaryArtist Imply? 
Patina Lee for Widewalls


Transdisciplinary Art is the synthesization
of multiple disciplines

Monica Seggos
4 October 2019 

Art as Environment
My installations are environments,
and the viewer
is just as important to the work
as is the tableau. 
In fact, integral, inseparable. 
The works are not complete 
until the viewer 
participates in their existence. 



Automediality is a key component of my artistic practice.
Automediality is a form of autobiography through media,
in real time, shaped by the media outlets utilized
this journal is one of my media outlets

please see the Automediality & Me page for more information

thank you for following along with me on my journey
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3 June 2020
into the wild wildness of the wilding
Today I met the most
amazing person
My life will never be the same
that's all it was
a loss of signal

Bob + Doug's Excellent Adventure

heartquake definition 2
a deep rumble in the heart from joy or laughter
word of the day

The Death of the Heart 
💔
James Baldwin 

The Dragon Moon (Covid-19 2020) One of the Galaxy Goddesses 
Moon Dragon: the moon dragon tattoo design is a unique symbol that embodies the relationship between nature and the sub-conscious. The moon, which influences ocean tides, represents ebb and flow, and the dragon symbolizes primal forces of nature
 
today's music Doc Watson

Inhaling Stars

maybe we can meet in the universe

where coronairus

doesn't thrive

where we don't have to wear masks

we can kiss and

I can inhale stars


 Poem as Hexagram

my latest post for
Welcome to My Homepage Residency
(link in sidebar)

I'm inspired by life
I made Loukoumades the other day 
Greek deep fried dough
dipped in honey
Robbie ate them all!
I've never made them before

this house was calling my name

from my Sunday walk around Fountain 
one of my favorite areas
so beautiful 

I've never made shirred eggs. 
I wanted to give them a try, but don't have any ramekins hanging around
So made a hole in some biscuit dough
They didn't turn out exactly as I had envisioned,
but good first try. 
And Robbie ate them all!

above the morning fog

Summer in Los Angeles

"Social Distancing"
for Welcome to My Homepage Residency
thank you birdies
the songs fade
in the brightening 
of the light


so lucky to be able to lie outside
and listen to the birds
welcome 
the rising sun
it soothes my soul
confirms
my existence

the chorus
begins
with a single song
in the silence
of  the sky
nature's
morning bell
silhouettes
appear
against
the lightening sky
succor
should be need blind
can one claim
existence
if that existence
is as a tree in the woods
that has fallen
the only thing that exists
is on the inside
all that exists on the outside
is space
vast
space
how does one know
how much space
self takes up in the world
when never measured
by the pressure of touch
within space
form takes shape
by the molding of
rather than 
pure
existence
Grief
what happens to someone deprived of touch?
Affection Deprivation
Skin Hunger
The Butterfly Effect
for
Welcome to My Homepage Residency

I mean!
can anything be more uplifting
than blue skies

word of the day
Tom Martin
Did you know? 
the sound of dirt falling down a hill
is the sound of falling rain
brilliance after rain

look how beautiful these twin blooms are in the rain and fog
remember the cactus plant I posted the other day?
it bloomed in the middle of the night!!
can't wait until sunrise so I can see it 

Californians 1918

How to Tell Us Apart (Covid-19 2020)
for Welcome to My Homepage Residency
Have been seeing photos of mask wearers from 1918, and found out that the Spanish Flu came back with a vengeance the 2nd time around.  So I'm really obsessed with masks right now. These are Sinhalese masks from the Museum of Anthropology in Canada. http://collection-online.moa.ubc.ca/home  I saw the mask on Anna Perach from Goldsmiths (I think she will have graduated by the time I get there)

Shoot location @oliveoakswestcounty Sebastopol
It's so cliché,
but all I can think about when I hear someone say
"hopelessly devoted"
is Olivia Newton-John in her saccharine sweet sweater set,
her breathy voice dripping with self-pity

When what I really want is to see her belting out
"You're the One that I Want",
stalking like a panther towards John Travolta
in her black, water tight suction suit

In truth, hopelessly modifying devoted
is just despair 
disguised as a rose
I like romanticism and sex. 
I insist upon it. 
Tennessee Williams
my tree is calling me
see you soon 
took a train ride tonight

playing with my friend
who is about to bloom



Here is a fun activity for today! 

an AI generated dictionary of words that don't exist

(fake news!)

The site is called

This Word Does Not Exist 

 

to see more words, just refresh the page

you can also write your own word

you can see the link above

it doesn't show up on every page, so just refresh until you see it

here is my word:  self-voyeur

I made up the word for one of my installations

note that this definition states:

2. a word that probably exists (as I said, it doesn't)

whereas in the other definitions,

it states:

2.  a word that does not exist

I like the AI generated definition by the way

Good Morning world
I love being out in nature when no one is around

my head hurts so much today,
I feel it in my teeth
René Magritte, Portrait of Stephy Langui" 1961 (private collection)
Today's work for Welcome to My HomePage Residency
see my interpretation on the HomePage (link in sidebar)
playing in the mud

Eleftherios Pericles Seggos
12 May 2020


Thank you Garcetti

With the song of my breath
I call out to you

In my light
I search the depths
Of midnight 
For you

You
Who are already formed
In my mind

In my heart

I cannot see my self
In this darkness
For in this watery abyss
I know not my own shape
I know only the vastness
Of what lies before me
From the source
Of light within
And the source without
That is above

The purpose of
My fathomless journey 
Is to meet with you
So that we can become one
Balanced in creation
Our selves melded
To manifest that which expresses
Our love

The silence 
Is broken only by the length
Of my breath

Above mine own
From the unknown
I can hear the song of yours
Whose timbre echoes through
My bones

With my light
My breath
And a purpose
I move towards you
Feeling the truth of your
Existence
Only in the beat
Of my heart

Then
In a moment
The light expands around me
The darkness 
is broken

And there. 

Is you

In our melding
Our lights become one
And in creation
We become
A universe
Out of which
Births 

A new world

coronavirus cases are escalating in CA,
specifically LA
wear a mask

Brian Koppelman
writer and creator of Billions,
answering questions on Twitter



My latest piece for the Welcome to My Homepage Residency

(link in sidebar)
"Le Masque Picasso" de Protection Contre le Coronavirus (Covid-19 2020) No. 2 of 5 
Today, instead of a museum, I invite you to Sotheby's to view their art auctions. Picasso masque via sothebys.com,  from Collection Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Bergé, rue de Babylone, Paris

Shoot location @oliveoakswestcounty Sebastopol



“No star is ever lost
We once have seen.We always may beWhat we might have been.”-Adelaide Anne Proctor
loving and being loved
taught me how to write
My life is my message
Gandhi
Jacob Lawrence, The Card Game (1953)
Marion Perkins, Figure Sitting (1939)

In honor of Mother's Day for Welcome to My Homepage Residency, 
I want to invite you to visit the museum at my alma mater 
Savannah College of Art and Design
 (alma mater is generally used as a positive term, implying reverence and loyalty for the nurturing qualities of the institution, and in this case, 
of our President and Founder Paula S. Wallace

I would like to present two works of art from The Walter O. Evans Collection 
of African American at Scad Museum of Art
The collection consists of more than 60 works donated by Dr. Walter O. and Linda J. Evans that span more than 150 years, bringing to greater light the remarkable contributions of African American artists throughout the modern era.  
It is one of the most important collections of African American visual art dating from the 18th century to the present and includes works from Edward Bannister, Romare Bearden, Elizabeth Catlett, Robert S. Duncanson, Richard Hunt, Jacob Lawrence and others. 
This collection forms the foundation of a multidisciplinary center for the study, understanding and appreciation of African American art and culture. 

Jacob Lawrence's "The Card Game" (1953) depicts a group of card players similar to scenes from artists like Caravaggio. The painting falls within Lawrence's greater body of work, which highlights scenes in and around his Harlem neighborhood in the 1950s, giving vibrant glimpses into social gatherings. "Figure Sitting" (1939) is an early work by Marion Perkins who was one of Chicago's foremost Renaissance sculptors and was known for his compact and expressive carved stone heads and figures, using stone from derelict city buildings. 


My son and I were lucky to meet Dr. Evans at the point 
when he and his wife were making their decision to make this donation.  
I couldn't find a Creative Commons license for either of these two works, 
so I was hesitant to alter or appropriate them 
out of respect for Dr. Evans.  
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. 



Photos and text via scad.edu and @googleartsculture 
The Blue Marble by the crew of Apollo 17 (1972)
I would like to express my love and gratitude for Earth, 
from whom I have received constant and consistent love, support, compassion, empathy, Joy, surprise, awe, freedom, healing, inspiration, encouragement, hope and renewal 
Happy Mother's Day 🌎♥️ 

The Blue Marble is an image of Earth taken on December 7, 1972, 
from a distance of about 29,000 kilometers (18,000 miles) from the planet's surface.
It was taken by the crew of the Apollo 17 spacecraft on its way to the Moon,
 and is one of the most reproduced images in history. 

Please take the time to watch Earthrise
by Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee of @emergencemagazine 
https://emergencemagazine.org/story/earthrise-film/
Earthrise tells the story of the first image captured of the Earth from space in 1968. Told solely by the Apollo 8 astronauts, the film recounts their experiences and memories and explores the beauty, awe, and grandeur of the Earth against the blackness of space. This iconic image had a powerful impact on the astronauts and the world, offering a perspective that transcended national, political, and religious boundaries. Told 50 years later, Earthrise compels us to remember this shift and to reflect on the Earth as a shared home.

Director Emmanuel Vaughan-Lee is an Emmy nominated filmmaker and composer. His award-winning films have been featured on PBS, National Geographic, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the Atlantic, exhibited at the Smithsonian, and screened at festivals worldwide. He is the executive editor of Emergence Magazine.


Restez chez moi

My latest piece for the Welcome to My Homepage Residency
(link in sidebar)
"Le Masque Picasso" de Protection Contre le Coronavirus (Covid-19 2020) No. 1 of 5 
Today, instead of a museum, I invite you to Sotheby's to view their art auctions. 
Picasso ceramic via sothebys.com

Shoot location @oliveoakswestcounty Sebastopol, CA

dare, not just to dream, but to be

Poppy Flowers 1887 Vincent Van Gogh
Today's piece for 
Welcome to My Homepage Residency
(see link in sidebar)
I have been cooking and baking a LOT
during the lockdown
It's made me so happy
I have always loved to cook
There's nothing more satisfying than creating
a work of art that tastes good
Here, try a scone!
They're delicious ☺️
(had to break my regimen for these. totally worth it)