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 […]

While I was Busy Doing Other Things….

9/14/15 Notes to Myself: I recently discovered this “installation” in a Magnolia tree in my backyard! Pretty hard to miss because it’s rather large. From what I’ve read this is a Bald-Faced Hornet’s nest and while I am steering clear of it, I am finding it an amazing work that has a beautiful architecture and […]

Beyond the Canvas Borders

8/20/15 Notes to Myself: A canvas in it’s literal interpretation is a closely woven cloth. In the art world its often stretched over a wood frame and painted upon. Many artists expand on the more traditional interpretation of “canvas”. While I paint what I see in nature, on canvas, in the literal sense. The following […]