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Diane Savona Sees Beyond Cloth

Diane Savona — her textile work wows me with its ingenuity, personal vision, its way of making more than you’d expect of little.  A thinker. All images are from her website, http://www.dianesavonaart.com/ Some Savona quotes: How do we learn history? Textbooks give us dates and leaders; students memorize facts for the test, but few people have a […]

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Art or Heartbreak of Tuesday

I’ve just received a heart-rending book of photographs.  It’s by Nick Brandt who has photographed and worked tirelessly with his Big Life Foundation with the wild elephants, lions and other dramatic fauna of Africa.  Inherit the Dust  positions examples of his righteous animal photography in views of African locations suffering Anthropocene conditions now. Above, we see the beloved matriarch Qumquat where she and […]

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Art of Tuesday, Paintless Color Play

After last week’s post about liquid colored light I’ve wondered if you could mix them and how they might be used in art.  Piped through a mesh of glass tubing? Trapped in chambers left inside glass objects? In clothing dyes — once the materials are less toxic. Here are some coloring strategies you can’t source at an […]

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Wildman Humanist, Folkert de Jong

This blog’s Art of Tuesday feature will use the spotlighted artist’s name in the title rather than Art of Tuesday  — for clarity, the gods of good sense and yes, the internet’s SEO patrollers. ___________________________________________ Wildman Humanist, Folkert de Jong Folkert de Jong sculpts an unsettling humanity. Styrofoam is a frequent material, along with whatever else […]

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