Monthly Archives: July 2014

Happily ever after, and other fairy tales

two frogs in pond with lily

We all know the fairy tale about the frog prince. In the traditional version, once the princess lets the frog eat from her golden bowl and sleep in her bed for three nights, he turns into a handsome prince. (In the modern, instant gratification version, the transformation happens as soon as she kisses him.) The Brothers Grimm account concludes: “They then took leave of the king, and got into the coach with eight horses, and all set out, full of joy and merriment, for the prince’s kingdom, Read more

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Yeah, but is it art?

cow in pasture with words

The head of a local gallery once turned me down for a show, saying my work was too “popular” and not a good fit for his gallery. “Come back if you do something different,” he said, “maybe something more from your soul.”  Ouch. A nationally recognized artist put it in more positive terms: “Your work is very accessible.” As I’ve been painting a new series and preparing for a solo show in July and August, titled “Savor the Day,” I’ve been pondering the question, “what is art?” And I’ve Read more

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