Clementine Hunter – A Folk Art Legend

10/20/17 Clementine Hunter is noted to be one of the most important folk artists of all time and was a self-taught artist. Having grown up on a plantation in the late 1800s her father was a sharecropper and tenant farmer. Life was hard and Ms. Hunter grew up illiterate working the fields.     Ms. […]

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 […]

A Woman Land Artist

8/16/17 What is a land artist? To be honest this is a question I asked myself when I came across an article on it. The movement emerged during the 1960’s and 70’s in part as a statement in opposition to the idea that gallery’s and museums were the only places of artistic activity. At the […]

Peanut Butter and Rice Cakes

5/24/17 Notes to Myself: When life gives you rice cakes… smother them with peanut butter? Is that what I’m doing? I’m not so sure I even like rice cakes but I’ve been eating them with peanut butter. Hmm… I love peanut butter.It reminds me of my childhood where peanut butter sandwiches were quite common. I […]

I Don’t Know

4/20/17 Notes to Myself: I don’t know. And sometimes that feels scary. Sometimes it feels like I don’t know where I’m going but I don’t think about that too long. When I’m creating that seems to disappear into the atmosphere and there’s a great peace within my soul. Maybe I can be a flower. I’m […]

Freedom

3/10/17 Notes to Myself:Freedom I feel it! It’s like facing the wind and letting my petals flex without fear. It’s not outside myself it is within. I can stop looking for it. It’s here. Smiling, vibrant and strong. I won’t be swept away into nothingness. I will be liberated from all that is temporary and […]