THE SEA BED

NOW AVAILABLE FROM DIPINTO– IN A SPECIAL LIMITED EDITION

THE SEA BED   a collaboration

         between artist Michel Varisco and poet Rodger Kamenetz

This handsome 9×12 limited edition features a cover and 13 photographs by Michel Varisco accompanied by 13 poems by Rodger Kamenetz in a dialogue of images, visual and verbal, focused on the sea.

Faced with Louisiana’s ongoing rise in sea level, Michel Varisco uses magical realism to imagine a world of the not too-distant future, when our life as we know it will be overwhelmed. Rodger Kamenetz’s poems speak to the unconscious meanings of the sea and how the sense of being overwhelmed plays out in our dreams. In The Sea Bed, the artists have allowed the photographs and poems to engage each other side by side exploring both the inner and outer meanings of our current environmental crisis and invite the reader to participate in a dialogue of imagination.

All proceeds from the sale of this limited edition book will go to: The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band of Biloxi-Chictimacha-Choctaw Indian tribe, which is a state recognized tribe in Southeast Louisiana on the Gulf Coast, facing rising sea level and loss of livelihood. For more information about the tribe see below and please visit their site: https://www.gcdbcc.org

This is a limited edition of 50 impressions.  All proceeds go directly to aid the Grand Caillou/Dulac Band in their current crisis facing sea level rise on the Louisiana Coast. The artists have subsidized all printing costs.

 Numbers 1-10 unique artist gifts and handwritten poems   $100

Numbers 11-50   signed by the artists      $35

COPIES ARE MOVING FAST AND THIS IS A LIMITED EDITION.

HERE’s HOW TO ORDER YOUR OWN SIGNED AND NUMBERED LIMITED EDITION BOOK:

  1. Make a contribution ($35 or more) directly to the Grand Caillou/ Dulac Band   here paypal.me/gcdbcc

**2. Forward a copy of your receipt to   thenaturaldream@gmail.com

3. Include your mailing address.  There will be an additional charge– at cost– for envelope and postage.

4. QUESTIONS?  Please write Rodger Kamenetz  at  thenaturaldream@gmail.com 

Thank you so much for helping.

MAKE SURE YOU FORWARD A COPY OF YOUR RECEIPT (STEP 2) and INCLUDE YOUR MAILING ADDRESS IN THE FORWARD (Step 3).  THANKS!

FROM THE TRIBAL WEBSITE:

The Grand Caillou/Dulac Band tribal peoples have been living in our ancestral traditional village of Grand Caillou/Dulac along the Louisiana Gulf Coast for centuries. Our ancestors were primarily of the historical Biloxi, Chitimacha and Choctaw but also Atakapas and Acolapissa Tribes. Sustaining the village was done by trapping, fishing, hunting and farming. Our people still continue to live off the water and the land to the best of their ability today but our tribe is in a serious crisis. The traditions and cultural practices that were handed down by our ancestors is far less sustaining due to drastic environmental changes brought on by oil and gas exploration, erosion, salt water intrusion and climate change. We lose an average of a football field of land every 100 minutes and that means every day is a fight to save our tribe from losing our homelands, our culture and our identity and avoid extinction. Find out how you can help.