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The Undercurrent

Quotidian Pyramid I recently wrote notes regarding what I thought qualified as meaningful art. I quickly became lost in contradictions. Craft and construction are unavoidable with regard to making art. However, quality craftsmanship does not necessarily guarantee successful art. For example, fastidiousness can bring attention and value but it can also obscure a message or expressive exploration. […]

After A Time in Poland

Before my trip to Poland I was preparing to make a print. Merriam Webster states, Romanticism is ” a style of art, literature, etc., during the late 18th and early 19th centuries that emphasized the imagination and emotions”. At the beginning of the year I posed three questions for myself. Two questions were answered previously. […]

Side By Side

At the beginning of the year I asked three questions. This post attempts to address two of these questions (see below). 1. The absence of an explicitly planned outcome means that an unconscious element is at play. Yet, how deep is this connection to the unknown and what is its relation to a wider collective […]

Coat of Arms, Protection For the New Year

As an exercise, I created a coat of arms that was meant to offer a symbolic protection as well as a reminder of key virtues. What began as primarily a written exercise that listed noble qualities became a visual interpretation in which the written part was minimized. Title: Coat of Arms, Media: Water Color, Ink, […]