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Context and photographs

I read Terry Barrett’s essay Photographs and Context as suggested in the course notes. The concepts were familiar to me as my Foundations tutor had explained them to me as part of my… 444 more words


Herbaria and Art: Collaborations

In artist/botanist projects such as those I’ve discussed in the last two posts, each participant is introduced to a new way of seeing, a new perspective by looking beyond the confines of their areas of expertise. 781 more words


Influencing Spaces: Taryn Simon’s "An Occupation of Loss"

Having written this post yesterday and considering last night’s events, I hesitated to post and to share it. But, it is in times like these, on days like today, that I turn to art to find humanity and the shared dream of a world where peace, love, and understanding can conquer. 1,764 more words

“An Occupation of Loss” Supports The Expression of Grief

In a visually and emotionally jarring display, Taryn Simon opened her latest exhibit “An Occupation of Loss” at the Park Avenue Armory last week on Sept. 483 more words


Musings A to Z Challenge: P

Challenge:  Write a short paragraph (100 words or less) daily on a topic beginning with the sequential letter of the alphabet.


Fibonacci sequences, thumbprints, leaves… every living thing displays the Designer’s patterns and, once upon a time, recognising patterns and movements was crucial to our survival.  76 more words


Image and Text

“Viewing one of these works involves looking briefly at the image, then looking away to read the text, and then looking anew at the image, lingering on it, drinking it in fully once it is loaded with meaning.

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Research & Reflection

Creation vs. Curation and The Birds of Kafka

Here’s the next Prague-based entry in my #ShelfieProject:

In my pursuit of serendipitous discovery, I again went into a Prague antikvariat and looked at the few English-language books on offer. 1,701 more words