Traditional Masks for Healing

Traditional Masks for Healing
While masks remain a flashpoint in 2020, traditional African masks were considered sacred. The masks shown here, courtesy of the University of Michigan Museum of Art, were worn by the...

Actions Have Consequences

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The UK is now counting down the days to the biggest fall out in the nation’s history. Not only are we leaving the European Union, but the threat of leaving...

The Not-So-Distanced Past

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I spent a recent Saturday in tears. The tears were of both varieties, the happy kind and the sad. I sat in front of my laptop, as my brother and...

Faceless Faces in Public Places

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My series of photographs in Faceless Faces in Public Places documents people interacting with their daily environments in the angst of the Covid era. At the same time, it captures...

This Way Now

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“This Way Now” seems appropriate at this juncture in the pandemic. It has no melody, just chordal progressions with 4ths and 5ths lingering in the decay of the instrument voices....

Hopefully Headed for the Dumpster Soon

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Discarded masks and gloves seem to be the urban flotsam and jetsam of the times. I've seen all manner of them on sidewalks and street curbs lately, ranging from cheap...

PL Recommends #7

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Artist Stories from the Pandemic (2.5 min) Parrishart.com Parrish Art Museum on Long Island recently gathered artists living throughout the Island to share thoughts about art and life in the...

The Magic in a Stranger’s Heart

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Cathy and I, the past few years, have been opening our home on Thanksgiving Day, providing a welcome table to anyone who might need a place to go. Of course,...

Leaving Covid

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My studio is filled with a curious assortment of raw materials, finished sculpture and mosaics, works in progress, notebooks of drawings, clippings, books and photos of places, and objects that fascinate and...

A Trifecta for Surviving and Thriving the Pandemic

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Are you running out of “cope” and need some new ideas about how to get through this pandemic that is showing no sign of ending any time soon? In my...