Sunday in Athens — most businesses remained closed. My travel partner and I walked the major thoroughfare. We passed shop after shop, each metal security door shut tight, its corrugated surface tagged with bold words and images. On the street corners, trash bins overflowed. Small city projects lay unfinished. Greece is in a financial
It didn’t look like an exercise in self worth, but buttons and beads can camouflage a multitude of sins.
Living 28 miles from Hollywood should make you feel … ? Like a Hollywood starlett? A star-studded talent? Part of the director’s cut? A magical mingler? Hollywood didn’t really affect my youth or return in my twenties as a resident and visitor. Southern California had an aura formed from beach, Rose Bowl, and desert temperatures.
For the viewers, graffiti was a curiosity in New York City in the 1980s; for the writers, it was a signature, an identity. It has evolved for both during the last sixty years. Graffiti-covered subways would carry me to work from the east-side stop at 86th to work at Union Square. If lucky, graffiti artist
As artists, do we know how we continue to make art? A “process paper” satisfied the final requirements of my master’s degree in fine arts. That was the shorthand description of the final thesis that Vermont College required in addition to the artwork and research I had accomplished to that point. The document encapsulated what I
Slomo: A 16-minute video that’ll make you smile … hopefully reflect … maybe even take some action. What’s it have to do with Give & Take, my book about partnering with the local Haitians on a series of projects? In the midst of anything, we need to take a look at our lives and determine if the time