I've been a bit out of circulation lately -- my schedule has gotten to the point where I must often choose between painting and writing, and painting comes first of course. Seeing "Beautiful Beast" clarified and crystallized some thoughts which had been turning themselves over in my mind during my period of silence.
As I walked up the familiar steps and entrance everything seemed as it had been during my time as a student. The inside, however, was quite different and the courtyard was bathed in light, still surrounded by some familiar artwork.
If you're lucky enough to live in Dallas, you will also find yourself unlucky enough to not be able to make it to every opening and every show.
Have you ever wanted to give a wedding gift that is so unique and memorable it can't be duplicated? Using ceramic, glass, and stone, mosaic artist Shelly Hamill creates sculptures commemorating the bride's wedding dress.
Countless elements pulling together into one form, directed by will, energy. Science tells us that we are matter; theologians say that we are spiri...
For many years, Ramona Otto was an elementary school teacher. Full disclosure: She was my elementary school teacher. She'd often ask her students to bring in certain items for projects she was working on. Rulers, pencils and pins were often on her "treasure list."
For Burke, the allegory of Paradise Circus is not really about satirizing any individual faith per se, his own or anyone's -- it's more about shining a light on the absurdity of killing one another over competing theories of the unknowable.
Does copying other prominent artists such as Jackson Pollock really make you an artist?
If there is never going to be an open competition for the Eisenhower Memorial, and if, in fact, Gehry's self-aggrandizing design is going to be inflicted as a fait accompli on this nation, then at least show us where the money has all gone.
In the self-portrait, the artist is, perhaps romantically, expected to display his or her most profound understanding of psychology, wisdom, hope, and despair. The proliferation of digital cameras, either aimed at mirrors or with the lens pointed backward, has recently overlaid the "selfie" on this antique genre.
Detroit has been at the heart of America since its founding in 1701. Over the years, Detroit has always been the center of America. Located geographically to connect America with Canada via the natural water systems, it is the way in to America's heart.
Paris Photo takes over the Grand Palais through Nov. 16 with over 169 galleries and 1200 artists featured. Poring over the artist list with a discerning, fine-toothed comb, we've selected the Top Five Artists to Watch.
How things can come full circle. Today if you call the name Opa-locka you should think art, architecture and design. Opa-locka is poised to be the "next big thing" in South Florida's percolating art community. Actually, it's beyond percolating, it's in a full on boil of excitement and opportunity.
"Love is Power. Power is Life. Life is Beautiful." The words are scrawled in red, encircling a cut out of a large, purple cactus flower. Pasted to the wall, the flower is surrounded by hundreds of other natural desert elements, with hand-written messages.
Judy Chicago Face Lift 2013 Cast glass, lacquered bronze and mirror on acrylic base, 18” x 6.5” x 16.5” © Judy Chicago Photo © ...
One thinks of his cluttered studio on the Rue des Grands Augustins, on the Left Bank, and one wishes he could pop in here and mess things up a bit.