Wednesday, June 28, 2023

Moon Boat

The thing that interests me so much about art is that unlike almost anything else, it defies time.  Art exists in its own time.  It’s all contemporary for me.  

Dorothea Rockburne

Saturday, June 24, 2023

Blue Willow Cloth

The role of caregiver is not valued in our culture.  Care giving has been feminized.  Loss cracks the door open a little.  Any loss cracks all the doors open, your grief comes back.  I’ve just gotten better at closing those doors in a respectful way.  

Anthea Black (paraphrased slightly) 

Thursday, June 8, 2023


 Soft sculpture encourages empathy between the viewer and the sculpture because like the human body which it resembles in its lumps, bumps, folds, and crevices, soft sculpture is subject to the force of gravity to a degree that rigid sculpture is not .  

The reliance on gravity to determine the final shape of a work can be viewed as a reliance on chance. 

Barbara Rose, art critic, about Claus Oldenburg, 1967