Born in Prussia, Laserstein’s mother was a pianist and porcelain painter and her father was a pharmacist. She attended the Berlin Art Academy for about 6 years in her 20’s and was one of only a handful of women to do so. Continue reading Mini Biography: Lotte Laserstein
This digital composite combines a wallpaper design created by Claude Bragdon accessed through the New York Public Library’s Digital Collection, a photograph taken by me of a small machine at work with my phone, a photograph from Lewis Hine taken in 1924, and effects from Photoshop were applied to the different elements of the image multiple times. The original photograph from Hine, as well as the small original design from Bragdon, can be viewed here. Continue reading Under Watchful Eyes
A very simple digital composite Dwarfed is a patchwork of lies Trump told early in his term. Listed by date by one of the major East Coast newspapers the lies are small and/or incredibly stupid and/or real whoppers. Continue reading Dwarfed
Writers have a version of this saying as well but instead of saying babies they say darlings. Same general concept though and that saying in literary circles is so popular it’s attributed to damn near everyone. Continue reading Kill Your Babies
Demuth, who was born into a succession of successful of tobacco shop owners, suffered a childhood illness which left him with a limp, sickly, and occasionally bedridden throughout his relatively short life. Continue reading Mini Biography: Charles Demuth
I added some fiber paste, more paint, an India Ink drawing with a scratch pen and some ink splatters. The original work is probably 1/4 of an inch thick because of the added paint mediums. Continue reading Dissonance
Goncharova was born into a prestigious family in a culturally rich area outside of Moscow and when the artist was about ten her family moved to the rapidly growing city for financial reasons. She attended the Moscow Institute of Painting, Sculpture and Architecture and studied sculpture until 1909. Continue reading Mini Biography: Natalia Goncharova
Sex seems to be dominating American lives lately.
Sex, sexuality, gender, harassment, consent, rape, birth control, infidelity, pedophilia, discrimination, and marriage. Who does, who doesn’t, who should, who shouldn’t, and sometimes there are even photographs that can never be unseen. Continue reading The Mapplethorpe Triangle
For well over a decade, until approximately 1954, Oppenheim created few pieces that survived her own art practice however, she remained in contact with the creative community. Continue reading Mini Biography: Meret Oppenheim
Now my wife and her sister alternate hosting Thanksgiving, we do a large gathering around Christmas at her mother’s home, and my wife’s mother either joins us or her sister on Christmas day. This means that every other Thanksgiving we need to have the space for between 17 and 21 people to eat a holiday dinner. Continue reading Happy Holidays
In 1880, Derain was born in a suburb outside of Paris to a middle class family and by age 18 he was studying to be an engineer but dropped out of school. After serving in the military for a few years Derain returned to the classroom and attended Académie Julian a private art school founded by artist Rodolphe Julian. Continue reading Mini Biography: André Derain
Pink Parachutes doesn’t involve any old-style black and white photography and the Photoshop effects used were minimal. I used a colored pencil effect on the trees in the background and plasticized the oil from the derrick to match the army men. Continue reading Pink Parachutes
I play computer games. Although not a lot of computer games as I only play 2 computer games (and their subsequent expansions) but I’ve played those two games for about 15 years.
I’m a dedicated but loyal player. Continue reading Not All Who Wander are Lost: Explorer’s Paradise
Fast Car is 3 separate street scenes united by the fast, electric blue muscle car that runs in front of them. The photographs have been minimally altered while the car has been blurred to suggest motion. Continue reading Fast Car
Although Pereira sometimes listed her birth year as 1907 she was born in 1902 in Boston. While still a teenager her father died and the family moved to NYC where Pereira worked as a stenographer during the day and attended art classes at night. Continue reading Mini Biography: Irene Rice Pereira
This digital composite is a bit more “artsy” than is typical and only includes 1 photographic element – an old photograph by Alfred Stieglitz a photographer and gallery owner who is currently at least as well known for being Georgia O’Keeffe’s husband. The other element is a crayon life drawing which, like the photograph, has been heavily manipulated with Photoshop effects. Continue reading Two Women
There seems to be an unending list of things I should do.
There even seems to be an infinite list of things I actually want to do. Continue reading Laziness, procrastination, indecision, apathy, or preoccupation – you pick.
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances. Continue reading In The Sights
The grandchild of one of the founders of the Boston Museum school (now the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts) Hillsmith was engaged in drawing and other artistic pursuits as a child. Continue reading Mini Biography: Fannie Hillsmith
Warning: This whole post is a plug for Instagram. Continue reading The Wonderful World of Instagram