When I was diagnosed with osteopenia a few years ago, I said to my doctor, "What is THAT?' and she told me my bones were getting thinner, but I didn't yet have osteoporosis.
This seemed strange. With all those years of biking and swimming and more recently taking walks as exercise, how could I be verging towards osteoporosis? My mother had never broken a bone, and my only fractured bones were in my foot when it was crushed between my bicycle wheel and cement. I suddenly felt very fragile, was nervous about biking and all the other activities that might be bone-breakers.
Adolph loves to turn the life around him into more permanent forms. In New York City he watched pedestrians on rainy city streets, eaters at Horn and Hardart’s Automat, the chaos of Herald Square, and created works of art.
In Milwaukee since 1966, he’s continued to document daily life, at the Oriental Pharmacy Lunch Counter
and Benjy’s Kosher Deli, in movie houses, in back yards. He’s sculpted family, friends, students, strangers, dogs, ducks, cows, whoever inspires him.
In 2008 Louisa Loveridge-Gallas, Bill Murtaugh, & I sat stymied. Nothing sounded right. Finally the title for our performance at Schwartz Bookshop popped into our minds: MUD, SWEAT, AND TEARS. Mud is Earth, sweat is work, tears are emotions, and then there's the wordplay. The title described what we're all about!
After our performance Betty Salamun asked if she could steal the title for DanceCircus. Sure, I told her, if you dance to our poems. So in 2009 we used the title a second time!