art · Chuang Tzu · poetry · politics · shadows · Word of the Day Challenge

K’un, the great fish

  Ellen Goodman interview of Ai Weiwei, including early life and going up to the present: https://youtu.be/vuvcgjExA-k   Exhibition now showing in L.A.: Exhibition now showing in L.A. 9/27/18 L.A. Times article on Ai Weiwei's exhibition now showing in L.A. Ai Weiwei drifting - art, awareness and the refugee crisis | DW Documentary: https://youtu.be/9MkcTI00_uw  … Continue reading K’un, the great fish

art · art glass · book review · sculpture · Word of the Day Challenge

Carnival

When one goes to the carnival, they envision spending a few hours, or perhaps a day, enjoying the wondrous rides, food, and other attractions.  The Word of the Day fit right in with a book I recently borrowed from the local library,  Midwest Marvels: roadside attractions across Iowa, Minnesota, the Dakotas, and Wisconsin Thinking about… Continue reading Carnival

art · movie review

Final Portrait (2017)

image link I've got 4 main sources for movies now, other than going to a theater:  1) netflix streaming; 2) netflix discs; 3) the library; and 4) Family Video.  I try to obtain through free sources first.  This was one I requisitioned from #2.  I think I found it through looking for Armie Hammer movies. … Continue reading Final Portrait (2017)

art · politics · Uncategorized

Ai WeiWei

Chinese artist, Ai WeiWei, has been known as a rabble rouser in China, New York, and across the planet.  Last summer, we were fortunate enough to have several of his pieces on exhibit at the Frederik Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids.  Since then I've developed an interest in his life, political history,… Continue reading Ai WeiWei

art · Uncategorized

Pep Ventosa — mesmerizing photos

Photographer Pep Ventosa is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this fine art photography. To see Pep’s body of work click on any photograph. See also: New Faces From The Past By Pep Ventosa via Artist Exposé – Fine Art Photography — Edge of Humanity Magazine

art · flora · Meijer Gardens and Sculpture Park · orchids · sculpture

This, That, and the Other

The training on Human Trafficking that I went to yesterday was wonderfully held at Meijer Gardens During the lunch break and after the training ended, there was time to snap a few pictures. wild oats   clown, balancing circus dog.  The dog looks a lot like my now-passed-away Chaun. frog under sycamore Wardian Case, Meijer… Continue reading This, That, and the Other

art · collage

The Circus, by Albina Felski

You can regard The Circus, by Canadian-born artist Albina Felski, as a collage.  It's a very rich one.  Ironically, I came across a photo of this magnificent work of art while cutting images out of magazines for my own collage creations.  This one was in Smithsonian Magazine I think.  I was compelled to search the… Continue reading The Circus, by Albina Felski