Category Archives: Art

MCASD – La Jolla

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Teabowl of the Month (to the power of 2)

Both by Michael Sälzer, inspired ceramicist and friend. The one on the left is an example of the work for which he’s renowned (he’s a member of the – by invitation only- International Academy of Ceramicists). Salt-glazed stoneware. The bowl … Continue reading

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Un vernissage à Forge dans la Charente


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Now you see ’em…..

…no you don’t. Fox News appears to have cottoned on to the recent sale of Picasso’s “Women of Algiers(Version 0)” for $179,365,000 Putting them into a mild quandary: we can’t NOT report it, but we don’t want to corrupt the … Continue reading

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“I’m Catherine, by the way. I’m 47, I’m divorced, I live with my sister who’s a recovering heroin addict, I’ve 2 grown-up children, one’s dead, one who doesn’t speak to me…”

On the Guardian’s recommendation, I’ve had a look at “Happy Valley”, a BBC police drama set in Yorkshire Now we’ve got that out of the way, we can get into some character development… Kurt Vonnegut wrote : “Give your readers … Continue reading

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Not a good week….

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Strong Love – a short film by John Sandel

My friend John Sandel wrote, produced and directed this movie on a shoestring. (I helped out with a contribution to his Kickstarter campaign, so I have a great deal of satisfaction in its completion. Along with a t-shirt) I sent … Continue reading

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Esprit Monmartre @ Schirn Art Museum

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A day at MCASD, La Jolla. iPhone 5

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Alexander Calder

In the 1960s, school trips meant a trip to the Bridgeway Theatre in Northcote, Auckland for a Jacques Cousteau film. Or a Russian interpretation of Hamlet. (Power lines on the horizon included for our merriment….) One of the shorts was … Continue reading

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