Painters and Ballerinas, or, What’s with Edgar and that chick?

I came into the gallery today and noticed a familiar, intoxicating perfume in the air. It made me nostalgic for a romantic past, full of possibilities and ignorant of future complications that so often doom our first loves. Chanel number 5? Obsession? Dior? Polo by Ralph Lauren? No, no, no and DEAR GOD, no; it… Continue reading Painters and Ballerinas, or, What’s with Edgar and that chick?

On Still Life and the object….

Known also by the fancier French name, "nature morte", still life painting was described as ‘the touchstone of painting’ by Manet. Alongside the Landscape and the Figure, Still Life represents one of the trinity of practices and subjects in art, and for good reason. Compared to its brethren, still life provides the artist with several… Continue reading On Still Life and the object….

Artful Jewelry, more than just ‘pretty’…

Throughout our fiction and world history, particular pieces of jewelry have held significant power in our collective imagination; The Pink Panther diamond, the horcrux locket of Salazar Slytherin from Harry Potter, the Crown Jewels of England, to name a few. Beyond their monetary value these adornments have been layered with deeply personal, spiritual and influential… Continue reading Artful Jewelry, more than just ‘pretty’…