25 On The 25th

Today (June 25th), I have been married to the same man for twenty-five years, my husband, Joseph, the father of my children including the ones that don’t carry his personal genes. He is my companion, partner, friend, lover, creative co-conspirator. He is my best pal and I am madly in love with him. Even more than ever. But it took twenty-five years of daily agony to get here. Well, maybe not “agony” but close. 

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Mason Gehring
Thoughts on being a writer and an artist

I think I’m a better writer than an artist. But being “better” is probably a function of practice more than anything. I read all the time. I’m looking at words, at language, at ideas a lot. When I write I have a clear idea of how I want to go from A to B.

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Mason Gehring
Rituals and why I do them

I don’t remember having a lot of structure in my early years. My parents believed in letting us decide for ourselves on many issues. So much so that I wasn’t baptized till I was 13, at my own choice. An action, which, almost simultaneously resulted in me not setting foot in church again till I was 30.  

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Santos, Woodcarving, & Popsicles.

In February the three of us; Caroline Bowden, Fiona Lovell Horning and Caren Zane traveled to Santa Fe, NM. Our plan was to explore and make art that would be inspired by the vast landscapes and cultural juxtapositions of this desert local.

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Mason Gehring