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Vladimir Nabokov liked to say that. Paradoxical? Maybe not. Our conversation with Jim Barton fits in, even if he does work with a chainsaw. "It's the physics of energy. We personalize it, but it's pure mathematics." He adds, "if your work isn't moving toward the sacred, you better check your mind and heart." Artist Hadi Tabatabai fits in here, too, on both counts, but from the opposite end. You'll see what I mean. And great interview w/ Bob Woodsworth and Michael Levenston, founders of Cityfarmer in Vancouver 35 years ago. They were waaay ahead on this urban farming thing. And there are several more treats.


Issue# 17               October 2008

Precision of the Artist

Table of Contents

From the Editor

A Conversation with Jim Barton
A Certain Mathematics

Franck Andre Jamme: Portfolio

A Conversation with Hadi Tabatabai
The Replenishing Zero

Celia Gerard: Portfolio

Enrique Martinez Celaya
Guide, Part 2

Art of Living, J. Kathleen White
It Is and It Isn't India

A Conversation with Levenston and Woodsworth: Grandfathers of Urban Agriculture Revolution

Denise Zabalaga
Afghanistan Portfolio

Rue Harrison
Indigo Animal


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