ANNUAL PMA CRAFT SHOW

One of the many joys of living in the Philadelphia area, is the fact that I have the opportunity to easily and conveniently visit the PMA Contemporary Craft Show every fall. For those of you who are not local, or who are local but who are not familiar with the art world in any way,… Continue reading ANNUAL PMA CRAFT SHOW

DAVID MAISEL: AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PAINTINGS

I do not even recall how I came across this photographer, but it was only recently, and definitely by accident. David Maisel, Terminal Mirage 4, 2003 I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Photography, so I have so much to say on the topic of this medium. My first thought is that everyone… Continue reading DAVID MAISEL: AERIAL PHOTOGRAPHIC PAINTINGS

FLAVIA, MY ART ANIMAL

“…No artist is pleased. [There is] no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others” ―Martha Graham I have recently put a name to my pain, and that name is Flavia. Flavia is my inner art… Continue reading FLAVIA, MY ART ANIMAL

GEORGIA O’KEEFFE’S FEMININE FLOWERS

I came across Georgia O’Keeffe’s (1887 - 1986) paintings years ago, when I was probably just a tween; and for some reason, at the time, I did not really notice the connection between her floral paintings and female reproductive parts. I have always been a bit innocent, a bit of a late bloomer, and innocence… Continue reading GEORGIA O’KEEFFE’S FEMININE FLOWERS

THE INCREDIBLE DAGUERREOTYPE

I went to school for photography and learned about daguerreotypes during this time of massive and monumentally beautiful creative explosion. Daguerreotypes were one of those things that, like photography itself, just got under my skin (in a good way), and took over, forever more, holding me captive in a prison of passionate and agonizing inspiration.… Continue reading THE INCREDIBLE DAGUERREOTYPE

ART TALK: RONALD FISCHER, BEEKEEPER

Image: Ronald Fischer, Beekeeper, by Richard Avedon, 1981 This image is very near and dear to my heart. First of all, I went to school for photography, so I am partial to all things photo-related (or, I should say MOST things—there is some photography I just can’t stand). However, I never really enjoyed studio photography.… Continue reading ART TALK: RONALD FISCHER, BEEKEEPER