Pastel painting by Carolyn land

Knowing Who You Are

“What the artist must aim at above all else is this: to produce, by any process whatever, a work which by the life and humanity emanating from it communicates to the beholder…”   Medardo Rosso In the last blog I wrote about being open to who you are.  You may want to emulate someone, but your…

Just Passionately Curious

“Through art, mysterious bonds of understanding and of knowledge are established among men “.                Robert Henri All creativity builds on what came before.  We take what we know, what we have learned, experienced, and what has moved us emotionally, and we push the boundaries of that knowledge to…

That Aha Moment

“The act of creation is a kind of ritual.  The origins of art and human existence lie hidden in the mystery of creation.  Human creativity reaffirms and mystifies the power of life.”                                       Keith Harding I have been…

Morning at the Beach

The Why of it All

I recently had an experience, that at first left me with a sad and isolated feeling. I then went on to have many internal conversations with myself about the state of art, its roll in society, and society in general. My son lives in the Chelsea area of Manhattan, a hot bed of art galleries…