Under the Influence in Jersey City

Under the Influence in Jersey City

Recently I rediscovered a small book gifted to me many years ago. Page after page, the catalogue is an eruption of color in splotches and patterns on vessels that barely contain, yet seem to embody forces of nature…. “Artists get inspiration from the entirety of the universe — from every-day objects to profound philosophies. The […]

Remembering John Bain

Posted by on Jun 12, 2016 in artists | 11 Comments
Remembering John Bain

John was tall, lanky and always dressed in baggy shorts with a t-shirt, often one he designed. Funny, biting wit, all delivered by a crisp South African cadence. He was an artist, a designer, a friend- and host to many people through out the world. He passed on early this month surrounded by a small circle […]

Private Art Tour

Private Art Tour

Picasso in the bedroom, Matisse in the hall, DeKooning above a chest , Milton Avery in every room, and more…! An invitation this week to visit the home of Berta Kerr in Wilmington, DE was extended to the docents of the DE Art Museum and The Delaware Contemporary.  I was told by a mutual friend that this was […]

Art Rules Exit

Posted by on Apr 15, 2016 in artists | No Comments
Art Rules Exit

I don’t think Thierry played by the rules in some ways; but, then there are not supposed to be any rules. So, I don’t really know what mine is. I mean I always used to encourage everyone I met to make art, I used to think everyone should do it. I don’t do that so […]

D. Marque Hall is Obsessed

D. Marque Hall is Obsessed

Davon “D.” Marque Hall is many things- an artist, a semi pro boxer, a teacher, a community organizer, a felon, and, my friend. He is also having his first solo exhibition titled “Pedagogy of the Obsessed” at the North Wilmington Branch Library, Opening Friday, April 1 at 6:00 pm. I met D. through my role as Artist in […]

(leaving the) Nest #6 in My Drawers

(leaving the) Nest #6 in My Drawers

Drawing is the most direct line connecting my heart and my hand. It is a visceral response to a place, or situation. (leaving the) Nest series was created from the shadows cast from a sculpture I welded this summer at the Marshall Bridge Workshop with Stan Smokler. The shadows are evasive, temporal and challenge me to look […]

In Good Company at 798 ICAF

In Good Company at 798 ICAF

Some of my favorite memories from 798 ICAF in Beijing were the times we spent with our ICAF hosts, Hattie, Sasha, and Mariana and the 9 other invited artists. We had many opportunities to hang together at lunch, coffee breaks, took each other’s workshop when possible, and shared fun night time excursions with Hattie, Sasha, and Mariana, […]

Art and Love

Art and Love

Two hearts that played on distant shores Content though they were, they wanted more These two lines are from a poem that my husband Scott wrote to celebrate our marriage. Titled Pure Love, it tells the story of our long distant love affair that began 22 years ago as a blind date. Printed with letterpress onto handmade paper and […]

Welding with Stan

Welding with Stan

  As our week at the Marshall Bridge Welding Workshop with Stan Smokler moves to its final day tomorrow, our t-shirts with Think Sculpture printed on the back, rings true. There are sculptures in various stages all over the rustic Kennett Square outdoor studio, along with a sense of community and camaraderie among the 11 […]

Painting by the Pond Summer 2015

Painting by the Pond Summer 2015

Writer, artist and student, Ivana Gatica is guest blogger this week. In David Hockney: A Bigger Picture a film by Bruno Wollheim, Hockney returns to paint his native Yorkshire. At the onset of the film we see Hockney driving the English countryside as he reflects that “I always felt that I was a person of privilege, […]