Sunday, October 27, 2019

Thought for the Day

[. . .] The poison of love was a // perfect killer. [. . .]
~ Margo Berdeshevsky

Quoted from Margo Berdeshevsky, "From the Winter of ..." at Poetry Daily, September 27, 2019

Margo Berdeshevsky, American Poet and Author

Profile of Margo Berdeshevsky at Academy of American Poets

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Thought for the Day

. . . Imagine / the world whole and uninterrupted /
by a desire for witness, . . .
~ Joseph Campana

Quoted from Joseph Campana's Poem "A Shirt Loves a Body" in The Book of LIFE (Tupelo Press, March 2019), Published at Poem Daily, August 27, 2019

Joseph Campana, Poet, Arts Critic, Scholar of Renaissance Literature; Alan Dugald McKillop Professor of English, Rice University

Thursday, October 17, 2019

New Artist Watch Feature at Escape Into Life

Gary Justis, Fire Cat, 2018
Digital Image with Photoshop Manipulation
Finished Archival Print, 48" x 32"

© 2018, 2019 Gary Justis


Welcome to "Cat-ober", a special edition of Artist Watch that celebrates cats created with a bit of Halloween mischief! 

I'm delighted to introduce in my column at the online arts magazine Escape Into Life the digital photography of Gary Justis, who is also highly skilled in other aspects of photography and is a sculptor. Gary's cat portraits, which he describes as "an extension of my studio practice with experimental digital photography using projected light subjects", are unlike any cat portraits you may have seen elsewhere. Not only are they unique; they're also very creative. You have to look at them several times to take in their many details. (Let me know what you think of them.)

Included in today's Artist Watch are nine of Gary's cat portraits, Gary's Artist Statement, in which he provides information about his process, a brief biography, and Gary's social media sites.

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Thought for the Day

At some point in life the world's beauty becomes
enough. You don't need to photograph, paint or
even remember it. It is enough. No record of it
needs to be kept and you don't need someone to
share it with or tell it to. When that happens —
that letting go — you let go because you can. . . .
~ Tar Baby (1981) by Toni Morrison

Quoted from Toni Morrison, Tar Baby, Vintage Books (1981, 2004)

Toni Morrison (1931 - 2019), Author, Pulitzer Prize Winner (1988, for Beloved), Nobel Prize in Literature Winner (1993)

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Thought for the Day

It's a gift to exist and with existence comes
suffering. There's no escaping that.
~ Comedian Stephen Colbert


Quoted from Stephen Colbert Interview with Anderson Cooper: Watch the interview. (The portion of the interview quoted is below the text.)