Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Sunday, February 21, 2016

beautiful work of others

Claire Loder

Claire Loder:

 Harn Kae Chao

Harn Kae Chao:

Didier Harmey


Didier Hamey ~Otsoa: Maria Mantella

Maria Mantella via HAND Drawing:

 Tatyana Chuvasheva
Tatyana Chuvasheva:

Saturday, February 13, 2016

HERstory at Walker Contemporary

Nice write up for my show in Vermont at Walker Contemporary
with the wonderful artist Valerie Hammond.    
COURTESY OF WALKER CONTEMPORARY - Detail of "Soul of the Octopus," painting by Anne Siems
  • Courtesy of Walker Contemporary
  • Detail of "Soul of the Octopus," painting by Anne Siems

Valerie Hammond & Anne Siems 

When: Feb. 13-March 26
Phone: 617-842-3332
A light touch and a graphic interest in wildlife and botanical images unite these two painters, whose works are exhibited together in “HERstory,” opening Saturday, February 13, at the Walker Contemporary in Waitsfield. Siems’ most striking works are paintings of young women in the style of American folk art portraiture. Her subjects are distinguished by adornment with specimens as well as their position within an otherwise empty plane. Hammond’s detailed images, rife with butterflies, birds and beasts, complement Siems’ suggestion of magical realism, and would fit seamlessly as illustrations in a contemporary volume of fairytales.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Jenny Holzer

 "It is in your self-interest to find a way to be very tender." • art by Jenny Holzer:

also check out this video:

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The Honorable Harvest

I love this excerpt from Robin Wall Kimmerer of ‘Braiding Sweetgrass”:

The Honorable Harvest
Know the ways of the ones who take care of you, so that you may take care of them.
Introduce yourself. Be accountable as the one who comes asking for life.
Ask permission before taking. Abide by the answer.
Never take the first. Never take the last.
Take only what you need.
Take only that which is given.
Never take more than half. Leave some for others.
Harvest in a way that minimizes harm.
Use it respectfully. Never waste what you have taken.
Sustain the ones who sustain you and the earth will last forever