Portia Munson – Recycling with a Message

10/7/18 When I came across Portia Munson’s work and started reading a little bit about it the word recycling came to mind but that’s not what this is about. Recycling might be my way of minimizing the painful message that is being brought forth. Munson works in a variety of mediums including: installation, sculpture, painting […]

Mona Hatoum – Displaced Containment?

9/11/18 What are your childhood memories like of home? I think that’s what I resonated with when I came across this installation piece while investigating the art of Mona Hatoum. In viewing some of her work before reading anything about the artist I found myself experiencing an inner conflict. Most of the pieces I came […]

Art and the Feminine/Masculine – Louise Bourgeois

1/15/18 Sculptor,painter,printmaker and installation artist, Lousie Bourgeois through her work ignites emotion. Often disturbing and provocative Louise explores her inner emotional canvas through these varied mediums. What stood out to me most in the bit of research I did is her ongoing dialog about womanhood and suppression. Themes of confinement, relationship, and sexuality seemed to […]

A Provocative Pumpkin – Yayoi Kusama

10/9/17 Provocative is a great word to describe Yayoi Kusama and her art. At 88 Ms. Kusama’s work is in the collections of museums around the world. Just last month The Yayoi Kusama Museum opened up in Tokyo,Japan. I was drawn to this piece because of the pumpkin motif and it being October where the […]

A Woman of Fiber and Light

9/8/17 I came across a series of contemporary pieces of art at the Philadelphia museum recently. Hanging threads of knotted plastic some with bright color some with more organic natural tones. I wanted to touch them and “understand”. While I could see the connection between the works they were also very different and I’ll say […]

Miniatures to Murals Unhinged

8/4/17 “What does an image mean when it’s unhinged from it’s own representation.” Shahzia Sikander Shahzia Sikander is a contemporary artist who’s voice seems poignant and relevant. This statement is from an interviews with her that I recently listened to. I resonated with it because it made me consider more deeply the meaning of things […]

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner?

7/7/17 Notes to Myself: I continue to come across stories about how under recognized women have been in the arts. And to a large degree still are. I am taking it upon myself to investigate women artists over the next weeks/months to learn more and maybe do a little something to create more awareness by […]