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The Floating World

Vacations and Meditative Spaces for the Mind

Work by Photo Artist,

Gail Russell

Saturday May 18, 5-7pm

Join Gail and friends at the Farmhouse Cafe

 for a reading of selected writings from the Floating World Journal 

April 6th through May 31st, 2019

Opening Reception: Saturday, April 6th 6-8 PM


Farmhouse Cafe and Bakery 

1405 Paseo Del Pueblo Norte, El Prado, NM 87529

(575) 758-5683


This event is a fund-raiser for the Farmhouse Café’s local, organic School Lunch Program. Besides serving 700 meals daily, the education program, Growing Community Now, supports school gardens and nutrition education classes for over 1000 students.


The Floating world show invites writers, poets, thinkers, keepers of journals, and local philosophers to participate in the experience. Journals are placed in specific locations during the exhibit to record experiences, and impressions invoked by the imagery. A closing event will be held at the end of May, where selected journal entries will be shared. If you cannot make it to the Farmhouse show location you can share your creative writing on the website! 

About Floating World From the Artist:

“Art is everywhere. What you see around you is an impression on the mind or memory or Heart.

Floating World is a theme that I have worked with and built upon for years.

 Floating World, Images to Relax the Mind.

The title “Floating World” was inspired by Japanese Art during the “Edo” period 1615-1868. Artists painted imaginary universes of everyday life brought into Sensuality and Beauty.


These days, there is a lot of tension in our everyday lives, both personally and on a global level. I’ve been thinking about things that have the potential for Disengaging the Mind:

         Meditation, Running, Music, Breathing, Painting,

         Moving towards a Visual Doorway...


People often report that after “disengaging” and being in a fresh space, new ideas and solutions would emerge.


That’s a lot to ask of an image, but I want to participate in Creating a Place for the Mind to Rest or Play.


I am especially glad to have this work at the Farm House because the owner,  Micah has stayed true to her vision of Farm to Table delicious food for the community and most importantly ~ teaching farming and the Art of Healthy Food to the upcoming generations. “

 - Gail Russell

Future Shows:

Temples and Antiquities: 

From New Mexico to Sri Lanka

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© 2019 Gail Russell  

Images of light, life and the spirit of the Southwest