Check out Mia X's recent blog post to learn about the concerns and confusion about sage centric smudging which include; it’s unethical harvesting, it’s threat to extinction, alternatives like using “prayers, intentions, spoken words, totems, candles, and sometimes just good ol’ fashioned hand waving with conviction”, identifying when using sage is the most appropriate as well as helpful considerations to be responsible when using it.
Studio: Mia X Marks the Spot
The hallway at LA Mistinguette is lined with frames displaying black and white photography. Each of these frames were either purchased second hand or reused from a previous location. Local thrift stores were frequented for about a week on the way to and from other errands in order to accumulate black frames in various sizes. By the end of the week, ones that were simply a good fit even if they weren’t black were purchased as well, and then painted black instead.