Jan 26, 2016
All art ,writing and notebook collages by Toni Oswald Copyright 2016
In tall trees apples grow,
no one knows where we go.
Bowie shines, it's like snow.
Talking inside out,
when all those beautiful clothes were ruined in the pool.
Real good food
We just tore up the experience.
cried in bed this morning when I heard the news that Bowie had passed.
He was such a huge inspiration for my art, music and life. I'm crying
again now. RIP Mr. Bowie, you really are a starchild, hold now, dancing
in and out of light.
Collage and writing by Toni Oswald Copyright 2016
Feb 5, 2015
HOW TO DISCARD THE LIFE YOU’VE NOW RUINED
Sneak in to the “shame hole”
Remove the squirming pink sack from the gray pelt
& put a second body inside
or hang the body from a telegraph wire that transmits instructions
to those who’ve drowned in an automatic wind
while choking on state-licensed vision cloths
Hang the loose skin in a weeping museum
Use the smallest bones as buttons
Sew the buttons onto your face & pose in several helmets
Or collect the larger bones & make a stylish 4’ x 6’ cage
Plant the nerve-cords in window-boxes
Let them trail down like vines outside your new home
In the evenings
Use the spine as a flute to play
the soft nationalistic marches of the “bodies without organs” collective
Make tiny beasts out of the teeth & strands of black hair
Sew the animals into your stomach
Advertise your crimes as “the failings of a zoo”
Tack the two legs onto your own hips &
gallop through zones of agony
Now you’re a four-legged animal downed in the onslaught
You’re a weeping brute clogging the light-hole
in the eye of the sun
Feb 2, 2015
Nov 20, 2014
Photos from back in the daysof Theater Carnivale; a Punk Rock/Avante Garge/Vaudevillian theater group featuring, Stephen Holman, Aaron Osbourne, Johanna Went, Adam Tankell and myself.
|Stephen and I performing on the BBC4 Tony Wilson Show in Manchester, England|
|Aaron, Johanna, Stephen, Toni, Adam|
|Stephen and me as Felicity the Butterfly and her agent Ricky the Roach on Bug Night|
|Me and Stephen on Birth Night|
|Adam, Johanna, Stephen, me & Aaron on Fish Night|
|Stephen, Aaron, Adam and myself on Fish Night|