THE EDUCATION of an ARTIST
Arts Education / Inspiration / Philadelphia / Process

THE EDUCATION of an ARTIST

A good creative arts education is essential for learning and the process of making art is an emotionally, intellectually, psychologically, and physically complicated one.  All levels of art education emphasize the value of individual creative exploration, critical thinking and use of imagination.  Aesthetic development begins as soon a the child makes a mark; beauty and … Continue reading

Diebenkorn’s Notebooks
Artist Profile / Guest Author: Series / Inspiration / Museums / Shows

Diebenkorn’s Notebooks

Yesterday I went to see Richard Diebenkorn’s notebooks –only a few blocks from where I live. I have visited every day since Feb. 10. Thanks to his wife Phyllis and the Diebenkorn Foundation, the notebooks are on view at Stanford University’s Cantor Arts Center through August 22, 2016. (News flash: the show has been extended—it … Continue reading

That’s Pinteresting: Why I love Pinterest and you should too
Inspiration / Process

That’s Pinteresting: Why I love Pinterest and you should too

Yes, I really am writing about Pinterest on a fine arts website. Pinterest has been described as a visual bookmarking tool, a content-sharing site and a visual search engine. For most people Pinterest conjures images of mason jar craft cocktails, lovingly crocheted baby bonnets or an album full of antique wedding veils, but don’t let … Continue reading

Drones
Inspiration / Musings / Political / Process

Drones

Drones have found their way into my art production. The same has happened to other artists. The Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College http://dronecenter.bard.edu presents several artists who use drones in politically tinged art or in artistic explorations of new technology. Superflux Lab a design practice based in London and Ahmedabad, … Continue reading