The following is an abridged version of an editorial I wrote for American Athenaeum Magazine’s “The Understanders” issue in Winter 2012. The summer before last, a high school friend of my husband, who was also becoming a friend of mine, asked me one night, out of the blue, “How are you so nice to people?” I was surprised by […]
American Athenaeum, a new literary journal, is seeking fiction, poetry and essays on a variety of issues.
I recently stumbled upon Tricia Cline’s porcelain sculptures (thank you, art pinners on Pinterest!). Her work has a quality that I tend to (mostly subconsciously) seek out and appreciate in all art forms — an otherworldliness, often lovely, but a little strange, unsettling, maybe creepy, though not in any particularly obvious way. Which is, incidentally, […]
A look at Spanish Surrealist Remedios Varo and her work.
Rather than painting realistic images on canvas, taking surreal photographs, or painting renditions of well-known art on human bodies, 24-year-old Washington, D.C., artist Alexa Meade has brought the three together.
On the debate concerning the fear of solitude and social media
A look at the paintings of Edward Hopper and existential loneliness.
Thoughts on the art of Edvard Munch
Ruminations on the work and person of Francis Bacon
Notes on JMW Turner and his work