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Art Writing and Criticism Observations

The Art of Writing

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe. ~ Gustave Flaubert, French Writer

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Interactive / Participatory Art Observations

With Gratitude

I am thankful for… My mother’s sassiness, understanding, forgiving nature, generous heart, and keen awareness of exactly when I’m not telling the truth My father’s spirit, twisted sense of humor, warrior soul (Rest in Peace, wherever you are) My family and friends All the artists, musicians, philosophers, scientists, and everyone in the world for inspiring me To help […]

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Art Culture Criticism Observations

More Criticism, Less Support

More criticism, less support… In the past couple of years, I’ve found myself working with some really extraordinary writers, thinkers, and artists. They challenge what I say, what I think, and how I write. I must say, I went looking for these people. If one wants to be great, one ought to look for the […]

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Culture Criticism Observations

Don’t Hate on the Forward Thinker

The percussed victims of the new technology have invariably muttered cliches about the impracticality of artists and their fanciful preferences. But in the past century it has come to be generally acknowledged that, in the words of Wyndham Lewis, “The artist is always engaged in writing a detailed history of the future because he is […]

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Culture Criticism Observations

Bumper Stickers and Bathroom Walls

My apologies for the poor resolution and clarity on these photos. I took them using my phone. Typically, I have a steady hand but I was in a hurry (especially taking the bumper sticker shot) and someone was waiting to use the restroom at the café. I had to post these photos because it reminded me […]

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Culture Criticism Observations

Medium = Message

In a culture like ours, long accustomed to splitting and dividing all things as a means of control, it is sometimes a bit of a shock to be reminded that, in operational and practical fact, the medium is the message. This is merely to say that the personal and social consequences of any medium-that is, […]