Catching a Glimpse of the World

http://vimeo.com/26378195 Have you seen One Day On Earth?  On October 10, 2010, people from all over the world shot video and have been in the process of uploading those videos ever since.   Click on the archive, and see a map of the world with links to tons of snapshot videos of all kinds of …

For The Love of God…What Do Artists Do?

On the one hand, they take materials in hand and make something.  Craft, craft, craft.  Depending on their discipline, they maneuver the materials they need (paint, voice, clay, what have you) to create objects, experiences, and ideas that alter something of the way we perceive and navigate our world. On the other hand, sometimes they …

Gillian Wearing: Confessions and Masks

Into our discussion of authenticity comes an artist whose work addresses this head on.  Sort of.  Gillian Wearing, whose name I did not know, is the first in Newsweek's list The 10 Most Important Artists of Today.   A swift look at photographs of her work online suggest a woman interested in hidden layers of common human …

The World of Experience

So my coffee-shop pediatrician friend pulls up a chair and begins to tell me again of Oliver Sack's new brain book called Migraine.   Turns out it's not a new book, but still.   Then she refers me back to an old book on my shelf called Molecules of Emotion by Candace Pert.   Neurons in the gut …

Everything’s A Photo Waiting To Be Taken…

So I got an invitation from my daughter to do a "365" project.   What's that, I said?  Well, it's an online project where you post a photograph a day, joining a community of pretty talented (make that "really, amazingly talented") photographers just practicing the craft, having a great time blowing each others' minds with these …