Art On the Periphery: Ann Piper
Artist Profile / Inspiration / Musings

Art On the Periphery: Ann Piper

It has been suggested to me (by a well-known Philadelphia artist) that there is a dependent relationship between art and the city and that most great art comes from metropolitan areas. Is this true? Does history support this statement? My gut tells me that art comes down to… Continue reading

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The Essence of an Artist: A Conversation
Artist Profile / Arts Education / Inspiration

The Essence of an Artist: A Conversation

Approximately 5 months ago I lost a very important friend named Elizabeth. Elizabeth was an artist. I first entered her world as a co-teacher during the teaching certification program at Tyler School of Art in 2005. Twelve years later Elizabeth’s friendship has extended my friendship family, as the people that surrounded her in life celebrated … Continue reading

The Rhizome in Sculpture: Melquiades Rosario Sastre & Elizabeth Robles
Art Theory / Artist Profile / Inspiration

The Rhizome in Sculpture: Melquiades Rosario Sastre & Elizabeth Robles

Roots and branches are at the same level in the process of organizing ones thinking according to Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari. They propose this metaphor, originally taken from biology, as a rhizomatic way of thinking. The rhizome, like a root system, is so fertile that it may sprout in many different places at the … Continue reading