Stories By Marga Patterson
Mirror Mosaics and Monir Shahroudy FarmanfarmaianOctober 14, 2020
Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian (1922-2019) was a contemporary, Iranian artist who became a living legend while she was still alive. Her oeuvre included multi-disciplines: drawing, painting, monotypes, textiles, collage, and large-scale sculptures. Monir is best known for...
Traversing the Unseen: Interview with Multi-Media Artist Sara OseboldSeptember 23, 2020
Sara Osebold (b. 1975) is a contemporary, multi-media artist who creates drawings and sculptures and is based in Seattle. The artist’s work takes us on a sensory journey adding a dose of visual medicine. Mixed media drawings...
The Magic and Splendor of Karagöz, Turkish Shadow PuppetsSeptember 17, 2020
Evoking the imagination of adults and children for centuries, Karagöz (Black Eye in Turkish) is a popular and beloved Turkish shadow puppet character as well as the name of the shadow puppet theater in Turkish culture....
Interview: Soumya Netrabile, A Contemporary Abstract PainterAugust 25, 2020
Soumya Netrabile (b. 1966) is a contemporary abstract painter and ceramist based in the Chicago area of the United States. Her paintings are a fusion of anatomical, organic, and plant forms that build imaginary landscapes with...
The Multi-Sensory Universe of Nick CaveAugust 14, 2020
Nick Cave activates our imaginations with his tangible soundsuit sculptures, soulful dance performances and whimsical installations.
Valentine Schlegel: Sculptor of Organic AbstractionJuly 24, 2020
Sculptor, ceramist, artist, teacher. Valentine Schlegel was a headstrong individual with fervent, creative independence who carved out her own path in history. Despite these achievements, her work was kept in the dark until just a few...
The Rhythmic Spaces of Savin CouëlleJuly 16, 2020
Architect Savin Couëlle’s organic designs go beyond extensions of the natural landscape. He creates a feeling of being one with nature. Couëlle designs living spaces that are actually alive. He integrates raw, natural materials into his...
The Curious Lure and Strange Beauty of Ancient Anatomical VotivesJune 12, 2020
Eerie, mysterious, and fascinating, ancient anatomical votives represent literal parts of people’s past. When most people think of a votive object, a beautiful statue might come to mind, not an anonymous pair of ears or a...
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