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
Born in the NE area of Switzerland, Taeuber attended a trade school and studied textile design in her late teens and painting and design in her early twenties in both Munich and Hamburg. Continue reading Mini Biography: Sophie Taeuber-Arp
Pink Hats is a fairly simplistic digital composite. Originally created during the first 100 days of Target Resistance the composite’s main component is a hot pink target which required only some minor rearranging of the small targets and removing a couple of elements completely. Continue reading Pink Hats
The Philbrook Museum was originally the home of Waite and Genevieve Phillips and is located in Tulsa. Waite, along with his brothers, founded Phillips Petroleum which is now operated and traded as ConocoPhillips. Continue reading Exit Through the Gift Shop, Part 2
Born into a family of modest circumstances, Vuillard finished his early education in 1885 approximately a year after his father died. Continue reading Mini Biography: Édouard Vuillard
I consider Distortion a Digital Composite although no photographs were used in it’s creation. Continue reading Distortion
This post is NOT about the 2010 Banksy movie entitled Exit Through The Gift Shop (although if you haven’t seen the movie yet you should.) It is instead about the inequality of museum gift shops – specifically art museum gift shops. I’ve been to an alien museum (Roswell, NM), a wax museum (Wash., DC), a Museum of Osteology (OKC, OK), and the National Museum of … Continue reading Exit Through The Gift Shop, Part 1
Driggs was born in Rochelle, NY and studied at the Art Students League in NYC as well as studying art for over a year in Italy in the early 1920’s. Once back in America, she focused on being a modern painter and leaving behind past artistic movements. Continue reading Mini Biography: Elsie Driggs