The Artist Under Surveillance PLUS a Guide to Holiday Shopping
Art Theory / Musings / Political / Process

The Artist Under Surveillance PLUS a Guide to Holiday Shopping

And then I start thinking about what I can buy people for Christmas that is not going to spy on them, because I would not want a gift to spy on me. This might seem like a weird thought, but Christmas really is the spying holiday. First, Santa is watching kids all the time. That’s surveillance. The Elf on the Shelf? A spy… Continue reading

Out and About: Checking out Philly Flânerie
Art Theory / Musings / Philadelphia / Shows

Out and About: Checking out Philly Flânerie

Our Philadelphia winter was recently interrupted by unseasonably warm weather. Perfect timing to kick off my hunt for public installations associated with the Barnes Foundation’s Person of the Crowd: The Contemporary Art of Flânerie, which opened on February 25th. The “flâneur” references Charles Baudelaire’s 1863 essay “The Painter of Modern Life” in which he describes … Continue reading

Self Portraits: Contributor Series
Artist Profile / Contributor: Series / Contributors Work / Inspiration / Musings

Self Portraits: Contributor Series

Recently contributor Leslie Belloso was invited to give the commencement speech at Crisfield High School in Maryland. Her speech below contains more than just advice for high school seniors, it is a moving description of her life so far and the lessons she has learned living it. We create our destinies through the choices we make … Continue reading