The street corner of Clay and 20th has a steward, Zane Palmer, who waters the trees and plants, clears away the graffiti tags, plants new flowers and ground cover, and exclaims aloud: “This tree is growin’ like a weed.” A neighbor who once told him to knock it off now pays Zane to disappear the graffiti. Of his endeavor, Zane shrugs, smiles, and says,“It’s somethin’ to do.”
Is it trash? An offering? Maybe a selfless gesture?
Ilenia's paintings originally accompanied written stories by the artist. But the paintings stand on their own. Each one is a kind of picture short story...
bink-bink girl; to bink; binking; a bink \'biŋk\
1. A female, usually young, walking in public with a large cell phone in her open palm. Often accompanied by a short skirt and high heels that promote a staccato-like gait and make a sound of “bink bink bink” when walking.
Ex: After Trish's bachelorette party, it was like a total bink-bink fest, parading down Burnside.