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“Why so scrawny, cat? / Starving for fat fish or mice… / Or backyard love?” ―Matsuo Bashō

Basho Brush poster

Haiku-san
Zazen Samurai
Brush master

“How admirable!
to see lightning and not think
life is fleeting”
―Matsuo Bashō

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“We’ve been trying to open the gates of communication between Havana and Miami through art… It doesn’t have anything to do with politics and is only an exchange of ideas” —Jorge M. Perez

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El Niño
Thawing El Norte
Breaking ice

I think that I’ve tried many times to get Cuba in my writings, especially Havana, which was once a great and fascinating city —Guillermo Cabrera Infante

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“I departed thence for Cuba, for by the signs the Indians made of its greatness, and of its gold and pearls, I thought that it must be Cipango” —Christopher Columbus

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No visa
No baggage to drag
Travel light

For centuries, Cuba’s greatest resource has been its people —Pico Iyer

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“Miami is always super, duper lit”—Post Malone

East of Eden West of Cannes title

In Outtakes
Nice Miami Vice
Remastered

Miami is too bright and colorful to miss—Anshula Varma

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“Give me the streets of New York”—Walt Whitman

Upside Downtown title

Make it here
Make it anywhere
People swear

I’m in a New York state of mind—Billy Joel

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“There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in”—Leonard Cohen

Dreaming in Color title

Stardust haze
Colors ricochet
Prisms smash

Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass—Anton Chekhov

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“Ideas come from life: what happens in mine, what I see happening in others’, mixed with a great deal of imagination. I might see a person in a grocery store and build a whole character and life out of what’s in her basket”—Elizabeth Berg

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Smart baskets
Picnic in Paris
On their bikes

Even the simplest wicker basket can become priceless when it is loved and cared for through the generations of a familySister Parish

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“We feel the chill north winds coarse through the home despite the locked and bolted doors… this is winter, which nonetheless brings its own delight” —Antonio Vivaldi, the Sonnets*

Vivaldi Season Billboard

Cutting edge
Ornately Baroque
Artistry

We tread the icy path slowly and cautiously,
for fear of tripping and falling.
Then turn abruptly, slip, crash on the ground,
And rising, hasten on across the ice in case it cracks

—Antonio Vivaldi, the Sonnets*

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“I had to go to France to appreciate Iowa.” —Grant Wood

Goth Country billboard

Backstory
Gothic revival
A paint job

All the really good ideas I ever had came to me while I was milking a cow—Grant Wood

 

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“Instead of stubbornly attempting to use surrealism for purposes of subversion, it is necessary to try to make of surrealism something as solid, complete and classic as the works of museums”—Salvador Dali

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Dream vision
Inverts perception
Surreally

One day it will have to be officially admitted that what we have christened reality is an even greater illusion than the world of dreams—Salvador Dali

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