At the Albuquerque
Museum, Hispanic village arts and paintings of crucified saints
the hallways lined with
photographs of families more recently it was decreed by
the Second Council of Nicaea in 787 that no church should be dedicated
without the placing of relics.
This necessitated the fabrication of a relic if no original article was
to be had. The papal decree that relics had the power of reproducing themselves
much to relieve the situation, it also accounts for the multiplicity of
the limbs of the same saint to be found taken.
In midst of this too usual display, I sat in the auditorium with people
greeting each other with kisses on both cheeks,
and speaking French. Feeling awkward, but not out of
place, as I often dream of Paris, I had
come to hear a
lecture on Alexander Calder.
art critic stepped up to the podium, hands twisting or stretching, neither completely living nor completely mechanical.
Calder himself was accused of being a
kind of upscale toymaker, a lightweight talent who
experimented with movement through air.