Monthly Archives: March 2017


A Month in Rome.II

TEVERE RECLAIMED The Tevere (Tiber) River running through Rome has long been a neglected resource. The tall walls lining each side were originally built to protect the city from flooding. Unfortunately, the walkways along each bank became receptacles for litter and havens for undesirable activity–a no-man's-land. Recently, the city has begun to recognize it as an urban amenity [...]


A Month in Rome. III

WILLIAM KENTRIDGE'S TRIUMPHS AND LAMENTS William Kentridge has created a site-specific installation along the embankment walls of the Tevere (Tiber) between Ponte Sisto and Ponte Mazzini, an 1800' expanse. The work is heroic in scale and concept and is recognizable as distinctly within his oeuvre. It was achieved through power-washing the walls using a process of [...]


A Month in Rome.I

SERENDIPITOUS ENCOUNTERS A wonderful thing about a completely un-programmed exploration in a place that you have visited many times is the freedom to roam with no set agenda. On a glorious Sunday afternoon in the Piazza Santa Maria de Trastevere, I encountered Noemi Giannico, her companion marionette Nina and a costumed "bubble blower" entertaining [...]


ARTRUMPS: Resistance and Action

I RESIST/ I EMBRACE I am bringing my Ribbons of Resistance project to Bonfire Gallery, Seattle, April 1-May 27, 2017. Ribbons of Resistance was created in response to the Presidential election. Over 1000 ribbons have been distributed free by mail, and by hand at the Women's Marches in D.C., Denver, and Seattle. It also [...]