Some notes about the visuals of my performance:
Fringed shawls, scarves, a chinese lantern, beads and chains that curtained the entry, all the charms of the gypsy enchantress.
I was really pleased with the first photos. The caravan created a frame around me and my client. The images remind me of comic episodes of live action inside a hollowed out tv cabinet.
Strong symbols of blood and roses, needles and daggers. Classic tattoo imagery.
Photos from our stay in a real gypsy wagon, photos of my grandmother, a really great bakelite and rhinestone crucifix, some of my sugar skulls, all the little personal touches I added to make the space really mine.
A page out of Glenn Barr's book; "Savage Women Captured!" It's message is in harmony with my vision of my performance art piece.
A pillow made by a client who follows this blog and appreciates my "Higher the Hair the Closer to God" posts. A girl after my own heart. Thanks so much for this thoughtful gift, Kris Munroe!
A couple of photos of me that serve as an introduction to novices of my little world.
I lit vanilla candles and for me they seemed to invoke the smell of cotton candy on the midway. Exactly the kind of ambiance I wanted to create.