June 30, 2017

This is an interesting question. How often do you think you should go see art? It is important to look at art daily. However, unless one is employed by a museum or gallery, it is impossible to go see art daily. It is important to visit and see art in a gallery setting...

June 28, 2017

Has your perception of a piece of art been influenced by the identity of its creator?  I must say yes; the identity of the artist does influence my perception of a piece of art. This is about why I think this way. In this context, perception is about points of view, th...

June 26, 2017

In 2012, the City of Allen Texas commissioned artist Gordon Huether to create works of art to be installed along East Exchange Parkway. The art was to honor local history. The primary focus is a12' wide x 16' tall sculpture in the shape of an abstract "A" (A is for All...

June 23, 2017

To be more specific, how are gender differences between male and female depicted in art? Think of stereotypes and preconceived notions, do you think they are valid? 

Gender differences are represented by symbolism, sex, anatomy, roles and the artist's intent. Throughout...

June 21, 2017

I often work in new directions in my art. I try to experiment with different styles. I identify with a couple in my portrait and genre paintings. I am not searching for my identity. However, I am working on a few new and different processes to help me grow. I am workin...

June 19, 2017

I was thinking about my identity; What things make up my identity? Specifically, I need to start with my name. Before my birth, my mother and grandfather argued over what my name should be. He wanted me to be named after his favorite uncle. That is a scary thought beca...

June 16, 2017

On June 5, 2017, I began a course of study which hopefully will lead to an MA in Studio Art. I find the most difficult thing involved is with writing. I struggle with most is following guidlines. I have never had to write and cite so much. When I was an undergrad, no o...

June 14, 2017

To quote John Steinbeck, "The writer must believe that what he is doing is the most important thing in the world. And he must hold to this illusion even when he knows it is not true". I enjoy telling a story that adds something to the conversation. In writing, I enjoy...

June 13, 2017

An Arkansas Democrat newspaper article by The Women's Writer, Marlane McLain Davis, titiled "Needlework is a man's work too", appeared in the "Today's Women" section of the Sunday February 11, 1973 edition. The opening paragraph asked the question What do a salesman, a...

June 9, 2017

As a teacher of 12, 13, 14 and 15 year old students the most common thread was students who said they couldn't draw. After much thought about this, my thoughts about my own journey remembering myself drawing all of the time from a very young age. A few years ago, a cou...

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