After attending a local performance this month, I am reminded that dance is yet another art form of which I am very fond.—Especially belly dance. Continue reading
Literature interests me as much as the visual arts. Recently I’ve been exploring the connection between both in a series of small drawings illustrating specific concepts of symbolism and metaphor.
Gregory Barsamian is an artist whose work draws upon philosophy, dreams and mechanics. You may not have heard of him lately, as his website indicates that his most recent work was from a few years ago. Even so, his work is so unique that it’s important to note, and personally speaking, he’s one of my favorite artists of all time. Continue reading
Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to revisit my old love of poetry and share it with others. So much poetry, after all, is inspired by love itself. Continue reading
On January 20th, the Poe Museum in Richmond, VA celebrated what would have been Poe’s 209th birthday. There were events all day and night at the Old Stone House which preserves the author’s history, leading up to a champagne toast at midnight, in front of the Poe shrine in the museum’s garden. Continue reading
During my visit to the First Fridays art walk in Richmond, VA this past week, my partner and I came across an unexpected treat at Candela Books + Gallery. On display at this gallery was the work of Kahn & Selesnick, an artist duo working in photography, story telling art installation and performance. Continue reading
One of my very favorite artists alive today is Stefan Zsaitsits. Though I’ve never had the pleasure to see this Austrian-born artist’s work first hand, I still enjoy seeing his work online. I’m not sure when or how I first discovered him, but ever since then I have been inspired by the dreamlike and yet physical quality of his drawings on paper. Continue reading
Approaching Halloween, The Witch: A New-England Folktale is a great movie to watch and remember the complexities of the holiday. While dressing as ghosts, witches and little vampires has become fun and games for kids today, it’s worth taking note of how serious these creatures were in older times. Continue reading