Category Archives: General

A Closer Look

How often do you take time to examine a tree?  I don’t mean just taking in the tree as a whole, but getting right next to it and observing the patterns and colors in the bark.  My time spent working … Continue reading

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Light and Place

Is it possible to make a living by simply watching light?  Monet did. Vermeer did.  I believe Vincent did too.  They painted light in order to witness the dance between revelation and concealment, exposure and darkness.  Perhaps this is what … Continue reading

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Head-On Collision

Recently I’ve developed a little crush on Bruce Springsteen.  I suppose it started with the way he looked at me from his place on the front door of my previous apartment.  That place was so tiny that I was constantly … Continue reading

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This Joyous Quest

I learned to love writing through reading.  From an early age, I enjoyed where reading could take me and I tried to recreate what I read in my own words.  I continue writing today because the thrill of creation gives … Continue reading

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Profound Thought from Chinese Poetry

This is a quote from the translator of a book of Chinese poetry who explains that the views of the poets are molded by the three basic Chinese philosophies: Lao Tzu (Taoism), Buddhism and Confucius. In aspiring to the larger … Continue reading

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Why art and place?

About six months ago I received a message on Facebook asking for the fifteen most influential albums in my life. Hmm…I never finished filling out the message but it got me thinking – or, more accurately, continued my thinking about why … Continue reading

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Importance of Place

Everything and everyone is in a place; that place changes according to both geography and personal perception. We want to talk about the elements of both place and art. To start us on this journey from place to place, showing … Continue reading

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