February 6, 2019

            The contemporary art world is alive and in a constant state of flux. The exciting part to me is the journey through time. I chose time as my topic to lead a discussion. From the reading and ensuing discussions, it became clear that we are only able to live...

January 30, 2019

This title was developed as a response to a book that I am writing as part of a grad school course. Because I have a head full of knowledge about many varied subjects and do not have a reference to cite other that it is something from my past, I made one. It might just...

July 6, 2018

My work is informed by light, shadows, reflections and movement playing on different surfaces.  The paintings represent a dark time in my childhood, my journey through life, my resilience to overcome and crossing to adulthood. Physical encounters are expressed in textu...

June 30, 2018

        I find myself making art that is haunted by memories from my childhood. Imagine yourself a child, the age of nine.  A child seen as obese. Other kids make fun of you and adults make offhanded comments and jokes about your size. You bury your feelings, laugh it...

June 24, 2018

Kenneth Pruitt has worn many hats on his journey. His work is informed by numerous varied life experiences. While his contemporary paintings are nonfigurative, they do hold meanings that represent his life. Though style and technique differ, according to Pruitt, influe...

November 28, 2017

     Chlorophyll is necessary in order for plants to convert carbon dioxide and water, using sunlight into oxygen and glucose. During spring and summer when light intensity is high, this process excites electrons in photosystems and the reaction, photosynthesis, create...

November 21, 2017

     I began working toward an advanced degree because I am not content to be relegated to retirement. I want to be a productive artist and my art to define who I am. During my first grad school studio course, I was challenged to look at other’s art to find out what co...

November 20, 2017

Consider a twinkling dew drop slipping from a leaf on an overhanging limb into a still pond under a full moon.  The shimmering drop splashes into the water, breaks the silence and sends ripples radiating across the previously unbroken glasslike surface. The ripples bou...

November 17, 2017

I started drawing in the early 1950’s before I entered school. My attention to detail included recognizing shapes and translating these into drawings. I liked to draw and my parents provided pencils, crayons, and paper. I didn’t know drawing was art. It was something I...

August 12, 2017

     I made a comment in one of my papers about internet television being relative new. Then received an admonition that my comment was dated because internet television has been around for years.

     I understand, if a person is young and the inter...

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