A Season of Thanks

Thank you to everyone who has touched, or been touched by, Menokin in some way in 2017. We have had a remarkable year of growth and planning. Our programs are reaching more people than ever and we experienced a record number of visitors.

Now, during this season of celebration, it’s important to pause for quiet and mindfulness. Take a different path. Appreciate the timeless workings of nature transitioning to another season.

We offer you the gift of Menokin. It’s all here waiting for you. The road less traveled by.

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us.

The Power Of Fragments

“What I am thinking about is the power of a fragment, and how these dis-embodied artifacts represent a certain drive within the field of preservation to honor the materiality of form and recreate rather than re-think.”

Twisted Preservation

I grew up hearing the same story – From what I can remember, the little glass tube, attached to a thin gold chain, contained a very tiny piece of wood.  My relative always wore it around her neck.   She never tired of telling those around her that the fragment was originally a part of the cross on which Christ was crucified.  I also remember thinking how special it must be for an accountant living in Columbus, Ohio to own a fragment of such a rare and important artifact.  When I inquired further, my relative told the details of how she purchased it at the Vatican in Rome.  It was blessed by the Pope.  This story continues to, as it did when I was a small boy, feed my imagination.

I am not commenting on the veracity of my relative’s beliefs, or the authenticity of the wood splinter – it certainty…

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