Edmonia Lewis – Neo Classical Sculptor and Woman of Color

6/11/18 Born in Greenbush, NY in 1844 Edmonia Lewis became the first professional sculptor of African/Native American and Ojibwe heritage. Her work speaks to emancipation and revolved around aspects of the Civil War and abolitionist movement. Edmonia did not come from an affluent family. In fact she lost both her parents at the age of […]

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 […]

Larger than Life

6/26/15 Notes to Myself: Larger than life… Well this is a literal interpretation and what greeted me as I approached the entrance to The Grounds for Sculpture in Hamilton,NJ. What came to my awareness was how paintings often have the same profound effect on my senses. What is it that makes a work of art […]

The Composition #6

“The elements of composition embrace the whole creative process.” The Art of the Artist – Composition – by Fletcher Martin The COMPOSITION #6 A grisaille and grisaille underpainting are similar to a value study in that they are monochromatic in color. Typically done in black and white or gray.  Throughout history they have been a […]

Grounds For Sculpture

There are so many ways to interpret this title “Grounds For Sculpture”.  What I like about it is that it brings up a lot of questions and gives me a framework of consideration and perspective.   Some of the questions that I find arising are the following:  How do I interpret “Grounds”? Do we need grounds […]

A Globalized Aesthetic

Last night I attended an exhibit called “World Sampler” at Artworks in Trenton, NJ. It was a group exhibit with a variety of works of art that spoke to an emerging “globalized aesthetic”.  It also touched on the idea that “we live in a world that is constantly changing and becoming conceptually smaller and more […]