If you travel down Germantown Avenue’s cobbled street to the Mt. Airy Section of Philadelphia you’ll come upon a tiny shop called called Artista Gallery. There you will find the whimsical, wispy and wonderful clothing of designer and batik artist, Katy Robinson. Batik is a process of dying fabric and creating designs using wax to [...]
I first encountered Ollie at a festival at Parsons The New School for Design, New York City. The designer of this buoyant creature describes Ollie as a ‘DIY autonomous robotic blimp’. Whaaaaaaaaat? And what does one do with it? Nothing. Absolutely nothing. And therein lies the charm.
‘Handmade and totally awesome’ is Maureen Ferguson’s way of describing some of the goods in her shop in New Hope, Pennsylvania. Ferguson is My My’s owner, artist-in-residence, and gal with an eye for the sublime and bewitching. She stocks her store with her own creations and those from local artists, as well as vintage clothing, [...]
I look at social issues using art. As self-proclaimed documentary portrait painter, I pair large over-sized portraits with the personal histories of my subjects. The story of each subject is available by clicking on the picture of the portrait on the website. I am documenting the effects of people’s biases, opinions, actions and laws on the lives of others actually living a social issue. For example, my current topic of social inquiry looks at the way people living in the United States access healthcare.
Truth. I’m not sure I even get this service. Apparently, on this website one can build a ‘skin’ for a character to be used in a game called Minecraft. I don’t even know what Minecraft is. So why am I even bringing this to your attention? I happen to know the designer. So many people [...]
I have been to several of Caroline Chen’s exhibits at the Delaware Center for Contemporary Arts. Her sure but guazy painting style reminds me of Wolf Kahn’s work. If painting is feeling, I can imagine her gentle spirit being funneled through brush to canvas. Very fairly priced. And on my short list for acquisitions.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning has a line in one of her sonnets: ‘I love thee with a love I seemed to lose with my lost saints’. For me, that line releases a gut-wrenching, deafening wail. l left the religion of my childhood because I felt human beings corrupted its sweet Truth. The loss of ritual in my life to celebrate that Truth left a hole. Lina Yamali Minicucci’s paintings of Byzantine Iconography opened that same door in me.