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Black experience, flip and deep

I need to write this. Now. I’d heard of a prize-winning novel by a black man writing of black experience. A quick search turned up The Sellout by Paul Beatty.  The Man-Booker prize.  OK! So I read it and loved it — at first.  The urgency of the prose, a burning wick of intensity. If […]

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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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The Art of Tuesday, 020916

Try to take in that over 7 billion minds are alive with you on Earth today. While you’re focused on your thing a Chinese fisherman focuses on his cormorant. He’s night fishing in a boat. Lanterns, reflections, birds — and fish. Among those 7 billion Homo sapiens (noteworthy symbolic skills) are some who have a need to speak with visuals. Artists. How many […]

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Amazing Grace

  My mother’s family was actively American.  Example: a few of us kept an Underground Railroad safe house for escaping slaves in the Civil War. I say a few because my then-teenaged great-grandmother helped her father hide escapees in the barn while her mother stayed in the house and refused. Heritage is tricky. This is a skimpy list, […]

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