I remember

being a part of you

by Tia Forsman

Body-Self references a 1994 paper, ”How Bodies Remember: Social Memory and Bodily Experience of Criticism, Resistance and Delegitimation following China’s Cultural Revolution” by Arthur and Joan Kleinman.

Tia Forsman graduated from Brown University in May 2019.


Brown University – The List Art Building

Providence, RI

November 24th, 2018


The List Art Building, home to Brown’s Visual Arts and Art History departments is a love-it-or-hate-it work of art in reinforced concrete designed by Philip Johnson, in sharp contrast to his glass structures.

Completed in 1971.

Brown University

Providence, RI

November 24th, 2018


of light

The First Baptist Church in America.

Lovecraft, who had decided to quit the church by age five and had become an atheist by age eight, “Hated this church, but… loved this building.” [source]

Not surprisingly, it was there that the 2015 NecronomiCon Providence, the celebration of the work of H.P. Lovecraft, kicked off its convention.

November 24th, 2018



Good Taste || Bad Taste

Good Taste – In the Arcade 

Built in 1828, it is the oldest indoor mall in the United States, home to an array of lovely small shops with a vintage feel, a cafe, a couple of eateries and – most importantly – The Lovecraft Arts & Sciences Council. Checking in obligatory, satisfying weirdness guaranteed.

Three Heroes – Queens of Doughnuts 

The Associated Press clip reads:

NEW YORK, Oct. 25. – Three American Y.M.C.A. women have worked under fire in the open frying 10,000 doughnuts a day for the victorious American troops thruout this week, a cable to the United War Work Campaign Headquarters, made public here today, announced.
The women are Mary Bray, Pawtucket, R.I.; Mary Holliday, Indianapolis, Ind., and Mrs. Edith Knowles, Phoenix, Ariz.
The work was done over an open bonfire, and when regular supplies ran short skillful substitutions were made.

The article refers to Mary Bray, obviously meaning her daughter, Gertrude Cottrell Bray (1888-1975).

Gertrude Bray posing below in her daily work outfit.

Bad Taste – The other side of the Arcade

Bad Wolf

For the Doctor Who fans among us (don’t blink)

Providence, RI

November 24th, 2018