White Board

White Board

August 2017

Thinking Visually, Seeing Critically

UW EXPLORATION SEMINAR Art Historian/Curator Elizabeth Brown and I are leading a three-week seminar in Lyon, France, for the Comparative History of Ideas Program beginning August 30. Our course of study will use the city as laboratory, especially focusing on the Institute Lumiere as the birth place of cinema, the Rives de Saone project as [...]

June 2017

Collaborative Drawings

CO-DRAWING I've begun to participate in a collaborative drawing group. Quarterly, drawings are passed among a group of artists to share results, determine which are "finished," and to select a drawing to take back to the studio to add to. This drawing was begun by Gene McMahon to which I added the text (2nd state [...]

April 2017

A Month in Rome. V

DAILY DRAWING Being away for an extended period without a specific agenda allows me to experiment and to reflect. I usually make it a practice to start a new sketch book with every trip. During the day, I will either use the pinhole camera for long exposures in parks or places that I can set up [...]

A Month in Rome. IV

A SIDE TRIP TO ALBEROBELLO I spent my time in Alberobello in the Puglia region exploring the nooks and crannies of this remarkable and unique UNESCO World Heritage Site, lugging my pinhole camera and tripod up and down Rione Monte early in the morning before the tourists gather and swarm through the small [...]

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 [...]