I can no longer keep quiet. It should come as no surprise the power and beauty of nature is a driving force behind my art, which is why I’m increasingly willing to speak out about protecting it. I’ve been lucky to see some beautiful places in my lifetime, from the American Southwest to the Nile River, to the Great Lakes, and the majestic Alps. I … Continue reading We Must Fight Back Against Threats to National Parks and Monuments
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
Greetings, fellow art lovers and art makers! And a very happy 2016 to all of you! Reflecting back on 2015, I can honestly say my artistic and other life paths were more integrated than ever before. I was able to bring my creativity into my job at the library almost on a weekly basis. At the same time, my own artwork evolved and is feeling … Continue reading Scotland and My New Print!
Whew, back again from another trip, this time to England. Mike and I spent most of the time in the country, but took one day to go to London. My goal was to see the Anselm Kiefer exhibit at the Royal Academy of Arts, a retrospective I highly recommend. If I had to use one word to describe Anselm Kiefer’s work, I would say “Layers.” … Continue reading Layers upon Layers: Anselm Kiefer at the RA
My hometown, Columbus, is growing and changing all the time. I feel like I’m always just scratching the surface when I visit. I cannot BELIEVE how artsy and fabulous Columbus has become. Every time I come here, I hardly recognize it. And yet it remains a hidden gem, forever stuck with the “cow town “label. Columbus has always had a quirky, unruly side to it. Increasingly, outsiders … Continue reading My Top Ten Cool, Artsy Things in Columbus