Monday, March 07, 2011

The book surgeon. This is someone Peter V. at SU told me about some time ago." I'd like to see these sometime, should the opportunity present itself.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Thinking more about collaborations after working so much with other artists. Now in San Francisco working with patients and with poets. Working with patients is amazing. The infinite possibilities of language continue to astonish me. On Wednesday when I was listening to the people participating in my workshop, I could not stop smiling. It was stunning to witness their creativity.

 The reading I've done in preparation for these classes has led me to discover great new poems, and on-line resources about poetry and collaborations with poets. It makes me thing of my book arts days and the hilarious days of working with Irving Feldman, how we giggled like kids at words that came our way, gurggled up almost incomprehensibly through laughter and beyond.

This collaboration between quilters and poets is also interesting: http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/5946

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Ruth Asawa and her views on art in education:  She's spot on.  There's a documentary showing at the deYoung museum that I'd like to see.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

ood-ymph-cellulose goes to Golisano Children's Hospital. Here are a few pictures of the installation and some of our young contributors:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Charles Burchfield's Painting the Sphynx. He captures the energy of life.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

I'm back to working on the doll series. The show I have lined up is coming right up. Today I enlisted Calvin and Isabel in taking some shots in the backyard. It changes everything when you can see people in the pictures with the dolls. It becomes less about the dolls themselves and more about how we use them. Still, dolls speak to the imagination. There's no avoiding it.

The converstion to black and white was really to better examine the exposure of the photo and the tonal range, but I ended up rather liking it without the garish blue color of Isabel's pants. Black and white though would take me down another road and I feel distracted as it is. I'll have to think about it more before doing more pictures like this.

Friday, June 11, 2010

These are some of the books that Shander Bawden and Rachel May made for the Play With Your Book exhibition, now slated to go to Bird Library and Golisano Children's Hospital. More images will be added in the next few weeks. Keep on eye out.