deconstruction of the dream

Posted: March 25, 2019 by Mo Crow in It's Crow Time, The Gathering
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The closing ceremony for I dream of a world where love is the answer was an intimate affair with wine and good friends saying goodbye
this morning we deinstalled in record time!
cutting the thirty year old fishing line
the armature was held firm by the fishing line and started tilting so I quickly hopped up to release the ropes
unbuttoning the cloud of tulle
unpinning Michelle Slater’s pennant
unpinning the oddments
some were stitched in and needed cutting
releasing the ropes
gently letting down the last line
back home
pennants unbound
the blue branch holding the talismans and starry palm inflorescence deconstructed
Sharon Peoples lace heart deconstructed with a section of the blue branch
the clasp of the starry palm inflorescence
the cloud of tulle and lace curtain awaiting deconstruction dress form resting in the garden shed
garden shed
steel mandala back home in the garden
By April Fool’s Day I will send each pennant and talisman back home to its maker with a piece of the electric blue branch, the starry palm inflorescence,  the cloud of tulle, the antique curtain and deep gratitude for making this dream come alive, the spell is cast, the energy of the dream will keep rippling with love for our beautiful broken world.


  1. Roz says:

    Congratulations Mo on bringing this energy and exhibition to life. So much consideration and love has been given to all the works individually and the presentation as a whole. Thank you so much for everything you and Rod have done to pull it all off. Bravo Mo !

  2. Martine says:

    Oh Mo this dream has come to an end but “the energy of the dream will keep rippling with love for our beautiful broken world”….. Thank you so much for all the work you did.
    It was more then beautiful…………

  3. Rene Walkin says:

    Dear Mo,
    How thoughtful of you to keep us involved every step of the way. You have done a simply wonderful job and I feel honoured to have been a small part of this amazing construction. Thank you.

  4. Eliene says:

    To see you at work, deconstructing…your arms that look so strong, with those gentle hands undoing all those knots & that beautiful heart of yours that bought us all together for this demonstration of Love Being the Answer is a joy in itself, tho sad to see it coming to an end. Mo, I know it probably means more work for you but if somebody within the group would like my contribution I would be happy for them to have it. This way the karakia will travel forward………If that confuses things then I understand.
    Thank you for allowing me to share a little of this journey with you my inspirational friend.

  5. deemallon says:

    I too enjoyed seeing you at work. The dismantling proving to be so dynamic. Curious: does it feel heavy and like clutter in your space now? Or like a friend has come home? Or like a task list (ugh) with many runs to the post office?

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Dee))) remember Bronwyn Berman’s wonderful words that sparked the dream back in June 2017?
      “And what is made it or almost made it? My experience is that we make it then we unmake it. I think I’ve made it more than once but thought I hadn’t made it so kept wanting to make it, then when it had been unmade again I realised that I had made and not appreciated it, then think that really what I have now is making it then think I’m a deluded ‘has been’ who is too old to ever make it, and in any case couldn’t be bothered with too much of making it. I think we’re probably always making it, as soon as we make it the unmaking begins and when we’re unmade then we start making again.”
      it’s like the most wild ride on the biggest wave of love coming into shore

  6. Marti says:

    Full circle, that’s how this feels Mo. You continue to give us a gift by returning our pennants and talismans to us but this time, they are infused with the the whole of the exhibit, with the other elements that created the whole. What will be returned to us contains the spirits of all in The Gathering, our community, our world and this is simply precious. As we each receive our pennants and talismans back home, may we know that home is universal because of our connections to each other in this exhibition. My singular pennant began outdoors, hanging from one of our pear trees, taking in the spirits of New Mexico before winging its way to you. It will be returned filled with the communal caring, sharing and love of The Gathering and once again, will be hung in that pear tree, swaying in our strong winds, each flow of wind, will send out Love, rising in all directions.

  7. Nancy says:

    Such an amazing process, from start to finish! And every step of the way, you’ve brought us along to experience (often from afar) in our own ways. I deeply appreciate being a part of this adventure! Thank you dear Mo and Rod for spreading the LOVE!
    PS I will email you my new address.

  8. Beth says:

    The fifth photo gives me a perspective of the size of this that I hadn’t gotten before. It looks ready to launch a sailing ship. That my pennant might return to me after having been in this company feels like a tidal wave of big, big LOVE. Thank you for this dreaming this dream and sharing it. ((( Mo )))

  9. grace Maestas says:

    having such Feelings, looking at these pics, the progression of undoing, the Energy in
    the undone…i was surprised to read that they will all journey back. A huge undertaking
    for you…..
    and how will it feel?,,,,,to open the package, …….?…… so many points of origin….
    packages being opened…..
    this is pretty Intense…..
    Love and Love to you and the Old Man, your home and your garden

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Grace))) I looked after the gallery to sit quietly with the dream at the midpoint of the show, drawing & writing to understand what we had made and what the dream wanted to do next, this is it!

  10. grace Maestas says:

    yes..i remember your quiet Sit. And maybe once they have returned to Origin, we can
    all document that and take photographs of their Return….share those with you, with
    Us All.
    more love….

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Grace))) the rippling

      • Nanette says:

        I’ve been away, and back late last night, so have just opened my waiting mail this morning, to find a froth of tulle and lace, lovingly wrapped around the little tin I’d tucked my talisman into. A mixture of emotions….lovely loving energy off the wrappings, delight to find the blue twig that my talisman was attached to…..such pride and joy and gratitude to have been part of it all and to have stood in the gallery and breathed in the essence of love from all corners of the world, and feeling sublimely sheltered when I stood under the canopy of lace. And feeling sad too, that the parts of the whole are separated, but understanding this is the dream’s wish to be honoured. I see fine strings of light crisscrossing the world, the path to and from your hands forever etched around us. Thankyou Mo and all the Dreamers Namaste

  11. fiberels says:

    Deconstructing must have been quicker that the building 😉
    Oh yes, it surely was a big wave (of love) rolling to the shore and sending humming sounds and ripples though the place there (and the rest of the world) And when the pennants come back, they will still hold and bring that ripple of united love with them (what a gift !)

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Els))) it’s sunrise on Tuesday here in Sydney, the cloud of tulle and antique curtain are all cut up and have started wrapping the pennants and talismans!

      • fiberels says:

        (good morning then : 20 past nine in the evening here 😉 …) must be special taking them all in your hands the last time … you did a wonderful thing !

  12. Tina says:

    Tears .. bittersweet tears of joy and sadness. How everything has a beginning and an end please know how much I have loved every minute of all the between.

  13. Lana says:

    I was wondering what you were going to do with all the pennants and talismans now that your beautiful installation was deconstructed. What a truly beautiful idea to return our talismans and pennants with a tiny piece of the installation so that we remain and retain a part of it forever. I feel really blessed by this Mo. Thank you.

  14. Louise Watson says:

    I agree with Lana, what a privelige to have taken part, from the other side of the world too. Thank you .

  15. Barry says:

    Hi MC – it must have been such a bittersweet event to do the deconstruction. So much work and so much power. It really deserved to be a permanent installation somewhere – continuing to be seen and to be doing its work. Thank you so much for all your hard work to bring it all together and now to take it down. Go well. Barry

    • Mo Crow says:

      (((Barry))) it was a site specific installation for Artsite’s fabulous space & it worked! Am floating on Cloud 9, just got home from posting all the pennants and talismans back to their makers, the circle is complete, the spell is cast, the dream is in flight

  16. Brilliant process from start to finish. I have to admit I’m a wee bit sad, but so grateful to have been a part of the dream and may all our dreams go on and on forever.

  17. fiona says:

    I thought I left a comment yesterday but, life. I wanted to say that at first I wanted you to keep my pennant and do with it what you would; but having reading your quiet sit thoughts it makes perfect sense to return them to their point of origin and to complete your circle. I have a saying “I come to quiet knowings” and I imagine the Gathering whispering quietly to you and then you knew in your heart what was to be…a perfect circle. I await the arrival…

  18. Hazel says:

    A farewell dance. I’ve loved knowing it was happening, that they were all together…trying not to be sad that it’s over.

  19. Shona Wilson says:

    you created a love web – i am grateful to be part of it and thank you for the stars and lace too!

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