A couple of weeks ago I received an artist newsletter in my email that was discussing the issues surrounding the controversy about removing confederate monuments. The author describes a group of art conservators debating the merits of removing monuments that depict confederate military leaders. They acknowledge that public art can be an “instrument of power” while also contemplating the artistic merit of the monuments. One conservator remarked, “the sculptural rendering of that horse’s flank is magnificent!”Continue reading “Can Art Be Oppressive?”
The Effect of the Arts on Economic Development
In the article “No Measure for Culture? Value in the New Economy” by Steven Bohm and Chris Land the authors propose three primary means of measuring the economic impact of the arts : Direct Economic, Social, and Workforce Development.
Over my more than 30 years of experience as a professional photographer dance has emerged as one of the most significant subjects in my work. To me the image of human bodies in rhythmic motion within a finite space is a portrayal of the deepest emotional essence of a human being.Continue reading “Dance: A Celebration of Human Expression”
Recently I was attending a workshop where a global data engineer listed creativity as the top job skill needed for success in the current economy. As a photography and digital media production professor I have often been asked “Can creativity be learned?”Continue reading “3 Theories of Creativity”
This week for me was about thinking about creativity and identifying what photography has in common with drawing and painting. By exploring the way in which a drawing provides simplicity, value, and the camera provides framing I was able to see where these three elements address every design element.Continue reading “In search of beauty in Math and Art”
As I was cleaning out my flat files this week I came across a peculiar digital composite image that I had made and transferred on to a 5×7 piece of glass.
It was a still life I had done about 15 years ago during a stressful time when I had a life threatening health condition that required me to take pills and give my self shots multiple times a day. It made me feel fragile and made life seem precious.