Thursday, June 27, 2019

Then one day she stopped painting

So often, women wrest their art from brackets of silence.  Nothing in our special education as women encourages us to stsruggle for significance.  How do we dare to create forms and images, to illuminate our experiences, to subject our possibilities to scrutiny?

Caffyn Kelley, editor Gallerie Women's Art Volume 1  1988

Wednesday, June 26, 2019



a philosophical approach that concentrates on the study of consciousness and the objects of direct experience

a philosophy of embodiement

the haptic sense, emotional, subjective

what is different about the new minimalism?

Friday, June 21, 2019

the timeless present

An artwork or building made a thousand years ago - in a culture completley unknown -
touches us because we encounter the timeless present
of being a human being
in that work.
Juhani Pallasmaa

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

basket full of cloth

I emptied a basket of cotton cloth
It took me a week,
I pinned the cloth to the wall and looked at it while I rode my stationary bike.
The first couple of wall-fulls were not photographed.
I am inspired to make some quilt tops from these cloths.
they have been saved for years.

Watch this wall xo

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

like it can touch you back

Any material that has any kind of intelligence is kind of like a battery.  If you spend enough time with it, you can charge it.
Fabric, laundry, has that charge because we rub up against it so often.
The investment - intellectually, conceptually, materially, temporally - makes the artwork feel charged like it can touch you back.
Or when you look at it, it can look back.
It's magical when it happens.                            Abbas Akhavan 

Sunday, June 2, 2019

creativity is a habit

Wolfgang's first good fortune was to have a father who was a composer and a virtuoso and recognized ability in his son. 
Nobody worked harder than Mozart.
"People err who think my art comes easily to me.  I assure you, dear friend, nobody has devoted so much time and thought to composition as I"  W.A. Mozart

His so-called genius, his discipline and work ethic were its equal.    Twyla Tharp