Abstract is a word we use to describe what we can’t really explain in terms that the mind can understand. There is concepts in art that free us to not be bound to reality as we see reality.
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Human beings today are as helpless and lifeless as toys. There is always a promise and some fear that they have to live with. “Haunted” depicts the condition of the human mind under the stress and strain of modern existence.
Shutta Crum has deep roots in this Appalachian heritage of storytelling. In this tradition, stories are passed from one generation to the next. Sometimes the stories have you on the edge of your seat with your neck hairs straight up. Other nights, you can laugh so hard your ribs hurt.
In my early memories of my father, he softly appears in partial recollections of places and activities but I can’t see his face. My father, Joseph, passed away seven weeks ago and would have turned 94-years-old this week.
I have printed these photographs with one of the oldest photographic materials—platinum—for its extravagantly long tonal range, depth, and permanence.
I just found this curious little packet in my organic dried apricots today. Needless to say my Aztec mask wasn’t the only one who was shocked. Someone’s going to have fun tonight…
Having Greek ancestry on my maternal grandmother’s side predisposed me in childhood to develop a lively interest in the history and culture of what is generally regarded as the world’s oldest democracy.
My classes are not about painting a specific thing or outcome. The focus of my workshops is how we create – that is what is important. The techniques can be applied to any style of creation as well as living life..
The famous Christmas Letter, in our house it was a publication that was sought after by many of my parents’ friends and family.
Education in colonial Australia was far from the organized system in place today. In the late 1700’s and early 1800’s, children were lucky to have a one-room school house in the country or a private tutor in the city. These schools were founded by private individuals or churches, but were funded by the colonial governments or privately until the eventual emergence of state-run public schools in 1848.