As I mentioned, I will be showing my Reconstructed Self series at Art Gallery 64 in Birkenfeld, Germany. The in-person show begins this Sunday with a reception at 2:00 pm (with live swing music!) We will be doing a couple of artist talks and a poetry reading in English and German as well during the exhibition! My work from the show will also be available online through … Continue reading Upcoming group show: more about the artists!
First I’ll say this. I don’t love hunting and I don’t think I could ever do it myself, even if the species is overpopulated and most parts of the animal are eaten and used. It follows, then, that modern taxidermy disturbs me. Somehow it seems okay, though, and even quaint, when the stuffed animals are hundreds of years old and part of a collection of aging curiosities. Over … Continue reading Beauty and the Beasts at the Museum of Hunting and Nature in Paris
Better late than never! This is my travelog about Ghent, Belgium where we saw The Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, the most impressive work to come out of the Northern Renaissance. It was also Adolph Hitler’s most coveted work for his Führer Museum in Linz, Austria, which was never built. I learned all this reading The Monuments Men about the Allied military units who tracked down and saved … Continue reading The Ghent Altarpiece
Haven’t been painting much. My life has been so busy lately getting ready for Christmas… I’ve had to reserve my creative energies for cookie-making, decorating, and pointing my camera phone around, trying to capture the beauty of the season. Here are some of those images for you to enjoy… Happy Holidays! Continue reading Scenes of Christmas
Greetings and Happy Belated Veterans Day to all! My husband and I spent part of the long weekend in Karlsruhe, Germany, an overlooked, non-touristy gem to the south. We decided on Karlsruhe because of two world class museums there. Karlsruhe is nicknamed the “fan city” because of the fan-shaped, radial arrangement of streets surrounding its eighteenth-century palace. The city itself is very young by German … Continue reading Travelog: German and Dutch Masters and Peter Dreher in Karlsruhe