… or maybe not? The circle in shape of a vessel resembling a Moon Jar has shown up in several of my recent paintings Moon Jars were originally made during the Joseon Dynasty (1392-1910). They are curvaceous, plain white porcelain jars resembling a full moon. They were made customarily to contain flowers or wine, but…
From representational drawing to invented worlds
My recent shift from drawing to painting has not only led to a shift in form, but also, as it turns out, a shift in content. When painting, my focus is no longer on the observed outer world, as it is when I am doing urban sketching, croquis or floral studies. When painting my focus…
A short story of excellence, dedication and perseverance & of the joy and importance of meaning-making: Ted Kooser (1939) was the 13th Poet Laureate of the United States and received the Pulitzer Prize for poetry in 2005.
Apropos moving –
Lucia Berlin called many different places home during her lifetime. The following is a list she made in the late eighties detailing the pitfalls of some of them. Excerpted from Welcome Home: A Memoir with Selected Photographs and Letters, by Lucia Berlin, 2018. Juneau, Alaska—Avalanche the day I was born, wiped out a third of town. Deer…
I love London …
… but delighted to be able to call this landscape home!
Home is where my books are –
As already mentioned, I’m writing a piece on art and motherhood, it’s planned to go into a series of essays, together with a (maybe several) texts on all kinds of aspects connected to the concept of home. Motherhood and home are very connected concepts in my experience of life (maybe they are the same?). (ok,…
Early morning walk
We’re expecting a summer storm, this is what it looks like before hell breaks loose –
Having a swim with my son. Out the door, onto the pier & into the sea – who could dream of more? air 25°C, sea 20°C, latitude 58° N