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Imagination: A World Without Limits

The nagging reality of our world these days seems to be limits: limits on what we can do, where we can go, who we can see. But imagination has no limits. No virus can stop it. Painters, sculptors, photographers, writers—all … Continue reading

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Nature Photography…and Beyond

Originally posted on love-fi:
Dandelion Deep Photograph.by Stephen Geisel, Love-fi American Robin Photograph.by Stephen Geisel, Love-fi It’s the beginning of May. The weather is warming up, the birds are chirping, the plants are growing and the insects are emerging. Happy…

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Experiencing Art – Together

Together. The word literally means “to gather.” A scary thought these days. But that’s what makes public art public: people experiencing art together. All art wants to be seen, of course. It invites us to come and see it. But … Continue reading

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While We Were Away

Is this what the world would look like if the pandemic didn’t end? The scientific word is entropy: things crack and crumble, they disintegrate. But they’re also invaded–by water, soil, light, life, transformed from the unnatural into the natural. As … Continue reading

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Going Out in Public Again

Current polls reveal that people have mixed feelings: They want to go out in public again, but after months of quarantine they’re understandably nervous about exposure. That’s nothing new for the animal world. This semi-serious photo collection shows, or maybe … Continue reading

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Signs!

I can’t remember a time I didn’t love signs. When I was 13 I painted one for a local hamburger joint, and was very proud of it. It featured a dead guy opening a casket with the word “Open” on … Continue reading

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Are Face Masks the New Bumper Sticker?

Originally posted on Active Art:
What does our face say about us? Nonverbal communication is very important. I have had a few sarcastic remarks bomb because my smirk was hiding under a mask. (Or, at least, that is my excuse.)…

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The Truth About Fairies

People have always dreamed of fantastical creatures, terrifying and gentle, hideous and beautiful. But especially of fairies. Why? Because they’re the ones most like us–only with magical powers! What better way to escape when you were stuck in your room … Continue reading

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The Journey of a Thousand Stairs

What is it about stairways? Few inventions (although, arguably, nature thought of them first) are so metaphorical. Say, “Stairway” and people think “to Heaven” before they think of literal stairs. We can’t help but make metaphors out of them. They … Continue reading

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Light and Shadows

As a filmmaker, I’m intrigued by the uses of light and shadow. Objects and faces appear flat when flooded with light. Adding shadows models them, bringing out depth and dimensionality. People and places, seem more real when they’re shown in … Continue reading

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