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 […]

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 […]

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 […]