Monthly Archives: May 2015

Teach like a bandit

The interesting thing about teaching is that you don’t always have to give students the truth for them to find their way. The simple obvious truths are usually overrated. Occasionally you have to ambush them, and steal their attention with … Continue reading

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“Less theory, more work”

Someone said this to me the other day on facebook after one of my rambling attempts at thought provocation, and it took me by surprise. It bothered me the whole rest of the day. As I stood in my studio … Continue reading

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Cinderella artists

Not sure if that conveys the right idea, but I wanted to reflect how we sometimes compartmentalize different aspects of our lives and how we often wait for ‘pumpkin time’ to transform us back to our natural state….. Anyhoo, something … Continue reading

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Golden Ratio in Art, or Bogus Bias in Brains?

There’s a pattern there, see? Bogus, Bias, Brain = B, B, B. The Universe has order. We can all sleep at night! Yay! (That’s a joke, of course) Actually, I just read this fascinating article that debunks The Golden Ratio … Continue reading

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Lift a finger in support of artists

.   There were no results on a google search for either “Lift a finger to support artists” or “Lift a finger in support of artists”. There was one search result for “Lift a finger for art” and two for … Continue reading

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Why craftsmanship is like grammar

So, I’ve been droning on and on and on and on about quality and objectivity, and its almost hard for me to add to that pile of barely digestible gristle. But I’m gonna do it anyway! 🙂 Get your fork … Continue reading

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BREAKING NEWS: Scientists confirm Objective Quality in Art

That’s a joke, of course. But imagine if it were serious. What would it look like? What would a detached and impartial scientific determination of artistic quality look like? A group of white lab coat wearing technicians studying a monitor … Continue reading

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