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Memorial Day reflections on Memory and the effect over time

My father was 44 years old when I was born. He was 27 years old when my oldest sister, the eldest arrived. My childhood memories and my siblings recollections differ enormously. I have always valued the significance of each person’s … Continue reading

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Detroit; Tale of Two Cities

When I think about Detroit it is difficult for me to separate my past from its’ future. Growing up in the ethnically diverse Southwest Detroit, I had a childhood filled with adventure, danger and wild imagination. The neighborhood school playground … Continue reading

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Is contemporary art as we know it dead?

I’ve always been uncomfortable with the issue of elitism in fine art. Growing up in Southwest Detroit I was exposed to fine art primarily through church, museums, and art history classes.  The only “art” on display in our home were … Continue reading

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Creating Free Art Part 2

  Pictured above is what I created repurposing some found objects.  I tried not to over-think, and just let the process take over. It took 3 hours to put together, not the 2 hours I had hoped. It probably took … Continue reading

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Creating Free Art using; Intuition, Improvisation, Extemporization

When I found out about Free Art Friday Detroit, I knew I’d need to figure out a way to participate. One of the issues I had to overcome was finding something to contribute that would not be as vulnerable as … Continue reading

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Naked in the Art World?

This thought occurred to me today as I prepared to leave the house without a coat after days of shivering weather. Confidently leaving to walk the dogs, after hearing the predicted temperatures, I felt safely warmed by the afternoon sun. … Continue reading

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Is being collected by billionaires what makes an artist great?

“Art is not democratic. It isn’t about the biggest market share. If that were true then Thomas Kinkade would be the greatest artist who ever lived.” Jerry Saltz This past week, while some projects are gestating, I’ve been examining different … Continue reading

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