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Essayettes about the accidental beauty and often absurdity of being alive. Your host, The Art Ranger, specializes in seeking out "found art" while cultivating this capacity in others. Though being a professional artist has, over the years, sustained many ups and downs and gaps in production, the art of writing has always been present. In the process, we've created a series of auditory pieces to share along with community contributions.

The Department of Homeland Inspiration Art Ranger

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Essayettes about the accidental beauty and often absurdity of being alive. Your host, The Art Ranger, specializes in seeking out "found art" while cultivating this capacity in others. Though being a professional artist has, over the years, sustained many ups and downs and gaps in production, the art of writing has always been present. In the process, we've created a series of auditory pieces to share along with community contributions.

    Bob Dylan is Time Traveling

    Bob Dylan is Time Traveling

    Art Ranger's celebrates Bob Dylan's 80th birthday, in part due to Patti Smith, who declared this May: Bob Month. Herein we explore the affects of the early analog experience and how it can shape one's internal musical library throughout the decades.


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    • 12 min
    Special Clearance Sale of Famous Masterpieces

    Special Clearance Sale of Famous Masterpieces

    The title of a poem from the book "Starting from San Francisco" by the late Lawrence Ferlinghetti interpreted by the Art Ranger. Welcome to season 2 of this podcast:  Homeland Inspiration is about discovering things that might have been there all along, stumbling upon them and taking note.  Due to a book falling off the shelf (and seeming oh so relevant) during Season 1, we read Tentative Description of a Dinner to Promote the Impeachment of President Eisenhower and Big Fat Hairy Vision of Evil by Mr. Ferlinghetti.  


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    • 8 min
    A Book Fell Open Right There

    A Book Fell Open Right There

    Art Ranger reads a poem by Lawrence Ferlinghetti that seems both current and historical, the first of three with permission granted by New Directions Publishing Corporation. Using various musical items lying around her studio, the Art Ranger gives it a certain contextual texture.


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    • 8 min
    Nonfungible Everydays

    Nonfungible Everydays

    Art Ranger takes on the recent wowy, Beeple-NFT story; as a practicing artist drawn to absurdities, rant she must.


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    • 6 min
    Tea with Doris

    Tea with Doris

    Art Ranger weaves conversation with multi-multi-media artist, Doris Bittar into an audio portrait. Here at the Department of Homeland Inspiration, we believe one of the perks of being an artist is the other creatives you meet along the route. Doris has been the recipient of numerous grants, awards and commendables; she exhibits her work nationally and internationally, always in process. Plus, you can learn an easy and delicious recipe with Doris, called Mishi Malfouf/ Deconstructed Cabbage on vimeo.


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    • 11 min
    Powerama Speaks

    Powerama Speaks

    Powerama is an aspirational radio play - monologue wherein, a middle aged lady takes stock of her technologically "assisted" brain on 2021.  Art Ranger has been collecting her thoughts about (tech) on posit notes for years, which formed the basis for this rant.


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    • 9 min

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