Imitating Water: Liquid Light by Tanya Clarke

When flipping a switch brings light and turning the tap brings water, nature becomes remote. How can art change this? Tanya Clarke's Liquid Light Series is an ongoing collection of unusual lighting fixtures fashioned from repurposed plumbing parts, glass hand-sculpted into the shape of water droplets, and low voltage LED lighting. Some are embellished with other repurposed … Continue reading Imitating Water: Liquid Light by Tanya Clarke

Mindfulness Meets Playfulness: A Gallery of Faerie Houses

As we age, the pressure to settle down and turn serious builds. Doesn't play keep us healthy and encourage awareness? A faerie house is a miniature structure crafted and/or placed outdoors to shelter real or imaginary creatures. An old stump or a hole in a tree can provide an ideal place for a tiny person to take up … Continue reading Mindfulness Meets Playfulness: A Gallery of Faerie Houses

Dressing the Story: A Gallery of Operatic Set Design

Scenery is more than mere background or decoration. It has power to determine our rejection or acceptance of a story. Storytelling began with the human voice. No props, no set, just a trusting relationship between the speaker or singer and the audience, who used their imagination to envision what was being described. Over time, it became more exciting to … Continue reading Dressing the Story: A Gallery of Operatic Set Design