Reclaiming Objects: The Playful Art of Federico Uribe

Objects have connotations unrelated to their purpose. Art can stretch these personal and universal undercurrents¬† into something that celebrates life. Federico Uribe was born in 1964 in war-torn Colombia. The Columbian Conflict, as history books name it, began in the mid-sixties and continues today. His homeland has been ravaged by armed warfare for the entirety … Continue reading Reclaiming Objects: The Playful Art of Federico Uribe

Giving the Beast a Voice: Man and Beast, a Film by Daniel Ariola

What can animals teach us about ourselves and the world around us? Perhaps humans are not as superior as we would like to be. Beasts do not speak our language, nor do they build civilizations we recognize, so we usually consider them lesser beings. Most people are ignorant of the richness of animal life and … Continue reading Giving the Beast a Voice: Man and Beast, a Film by Daniel Ariola

Picturing Healing Energy: Paintings by Agnes Lawrence Pelton

I've recently returned to painting and, searching for inspiration, ran across Agnes Pelton's extraordinary transcendental paintings, images full of energy balanced with a cool serenity.¬† She has quickly become one of my favorite painters. Agnes Lawrence Pelton was born in 1881 to American parents, William and Florence Pelton, in Stuttgart, Germany. She spent her early … Continue reading Picturing Healing Energy: Paintings by Agnes Lawrence Pelton