Art as Defense/Art as Offense

Art was my protective shield. It remained my defense through junior and senior high giving me an out for my many sins and inadequacies as well as providing a modicum of psychological protection as I was forced to engage with more and more of my age group in larger classes and different and larger schools. Continue reading Art as Defense/Art as Offense


Front Porch

Front Porch uses 5 photographic elements. The predominant one is a family photograph of my grandfather staining or finishing the picnic table where many years later I would sometimes eat my lunch and where I open-air stored my always impressive and constant yet ephemeral collection of locust shells. Continue reading Front Porch

Mini Biography: Elenore Plaisted Abbott

Although there is some confusion about the year of Plaisted Abbott’s birth she was born in Maine and received an extensive art education primarily in the Philadelphia area. She studied at the Philadelphia School of Design for Women (now Moore College of Art), the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, at the Académie des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and Drexel University. Continue reading Mini Biography: Elenore Plaisted Abbott