<<An Enchanted Guide to Santa Fe & Vague Blueprint to the Cosmos>>
Auto Antenna" is a pulp fiction memoir about art, personhood, and an Insider’s Guide to Santa Fe, all as an enchanting backdrop for an unusually alluring and free-spirited adventurer on the verge of her sixth decade; a mysterious transplant to Santa Fe, who it turns out may not be from this world at all. She drives a turquoise 1959 Ford Galaxie, exploring the unique mixture of ‘art, magic, and spirituality as a lifestyle’ that has allowed a small town in the desert to become the third largest art market in the country. The atmospheric highs of the City Different delivers fertile terrain for anyone interested in exploring artistic revelry, spiritual seeking, and the process of becoming a person.
A therapist for artists, Cybilline provides keen psychological insight and hilarity into issues of self-construction and perceived success, while identifying the uses of imagination; not just for the purpose of artmaking, but how those same elements play a role in determining personal identity, and even destiny.
With poetic observations and charming fantasia, “Auto Antenna” offers a toolkit for creating a life of sustaining pleasures, purpose, and invention. And at all times remaining a love letter to Santa Fe.
"Auto Antenna" is a novella that blends the unusual mix of genres spanning:
BOOK REVIEW BLURBS
"A Book about Art that is itself a Work of Art. A Richter scale experience."
- Melissa Polly, "Madroid"
"Transportive with observations so deep and complex that you carefully digest and savor them like fine cuisine. There's philosophy, psychology, and sociology, all in the context of writing so richly detailed and imagined that it feels more like an immersive experience than reading a book."
-Suzanne Greenawalt, Yale University Art Gallery
"Auto Antenna reads like its own genre, brilliantly weaving travelogue, sci-fi, memoir, and manifesto. Unique and Magical. "
- Ali Rubinstein, SVP - Disney Imagineering
You can also follow the main character Cybilline on Instagram for her further adventures
Born in New York City, Stavo Mustang Craft moved to Santa Fe after already having been a colorful figure in Williamsburg Brooklyn's art renaissance. His mother wrote media campaigns for the superhero personas of rock legends KISS in their formative years, which imbued his childhood with abiding ideas about using art for self-reinvention. Among his creations and productions, Craft earned runner-up honors for Best Pop Album at the New Mexico Music Awards, co-wrote a stage play directed and choreographed by Tony winner Savion Glover for the Tribeca Theater Festival, and most recently, collaborated with art-world darlings Meow Wolf on a video installation project at their Convergence Station exhibition. “Auto Antenna” is Craft’s first pulp fiction memoir.
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