tsatsas(& the art of improvised pilgrimage)          
 
sewanee, tn, october-november, 2011
 

November 16th, 2011: A Sewanee Pilgrimage goes to Saint Andrew's

Today, Christi Teasley sent me these photographs of her pilgrimage. Hoorah for SAS Sixth Grade, bravely placing one tsatsa in Widow's Crack cave, near what appears to be a giant spiderweb (lest we forget that sacred spaces can sometimes be creepy). Also hoorah for the hollow tree, and for Christi's studio.

 
                 
   
     

Six tsatsas gathered in Monteagle just after the initial meeting of collaborators. photograph by Christi Teasley

         
 
 

Tsatsa resting in a seldom-used back door of the St. Andrew's Chapel at St. Andrew's-Sewanee School.

photographs by Christi Teasley
       
           
     
 
 
Tsatsa nestled in the corner of a stone altar at the outdoor chapel at St. Andrew's-Sewanee School.
 
photographs by Christi Teasley
   
     
         
     
Tsatsa placed by St. Andrew's-Sewanee 6th grade at Widow's Crack. After seeing the project on the website the sixth grade found out that they had a tsatsa to place.  Quickly and unanimously they decided that their special place would be Widow's Crack.  Once there, the decision of where to place it was not so easy.  Three spots were proposed and finally the one pictured was chosen.  The initial image is the first placement, before it took a short tumble.  The second is after the fall. The third image provides a bit of context.  The fourth is the sixth grade with the tsatsa barely visible in the background.
 
photographs by Christi Teasley
       
 
 
       
     
Tsatsa Tree at St. Andrew's-Sewanee, near the site of the old monastery.
 
photographs by Christi Teasley
       
   
   
Tsatsa sheltered, on a path on the SAS Campus.
photographs by Christi Teasley
       
   
     
Tsatsa 104/108 placed on studio sill, Teasley Textiles, Monteagle.
photographs by Christi Teasley
 
     
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