Monthly Archives: October 2013

Magic Carpet Ride

Lacey autumn shadows at Highland Park in Rochester. I am back in Maine and left you a week’s worth of posts, except that yesterday was too wonderful in Rochester to ignore—about 70° F, still air, lovely sky, and good friends.  So why not share our perfect autumn weather so you can enjoy it vicariously along […]

Paint By Numbers

Cigarette Butts, 2013. Depicts 139,000 cigarette butts, equal to the number of cigarettes that are smoked and discarded every 15 seconds in the US.  Running the Numbers is a series of digital montages by artist Chris Jordan that looks at American culture in terms of raw numbers. Each image portrays a specific quantity of something […]

Appropriation Art

This is classic appropriation art—pirated images, pirated music, slapped together, and politically-motivated. Furthermore, it wasn’t actually assembled by me, and I don’t plan to pay the intern who did the video. In the spirit of the age, he works for food. One more workshop left this year, and it starts next Sunday! Join me or let me […]

Ruining our schools, failing our children

In the Studio, by Marie Bashkirtseff , 1881 Thomas Sudhof, who shares this year’s Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology, told The Lancet in August 2010 that he owes his powers of analysis and concentration to studying a musical instrument. “Who was your most influential teacher, and why?” he was asked. “My bassoon teacher, Herbert Tauscher, who taught […]