February 28, 2019

Art... must do something more than give pleasure: it should relate to our own life so as to increase our energy of spirit.

-Sir Kenneth Clark, Looking at Pictures

Art is one of the means of unifying people. If beautiful art does not express moral ideas, those ideas which...

February 12, 2019

This song is in response to the work I do concerning a boy in child labor, who featured in Beneath the Barcode, a photography exhibit I curated with Media Voices for Children, January 2018.  

Early rise, late night fall

Should not belong to you

The toil of hands...

September 25, 2018

She glides in silent elegance

A path to worlds, an entrance

For all of us who dream to fly

But surely cannot fathom why!

These birds in flight

They move as one

Watching them

Our sorrows undone! 

July 18, 2018

Yesterday, working at Featherstone Center for the Arts Summer Art Camp, a three year old girl told me, "I dance my paintbrush".  And indeed she does, in the paint-pot, in the water, and on the paper, at home, at school, everywhere. And with such natural, and understate...

April 22, 2018

I have been reading about scrying, something which I have been aware of I think since a child, and I realized this is what I am doing when I am photographing, or at least trying to do. When I feel I am unable to "scry" as it were (when photographing) I realize that I a...

April 8, 2018

For the Kuna people, who live on about 60 of the 300 islands of the Caribbean San Blas archipelago on the Atlantic coast side of the Panama, "Mother Earth does not belong to us. We belong to her because she has brought us forth, therefore, we have to share her fruits w...

January 27, 2018

Amateur:

The word 'amateur,' as we know, is associated with someone who is unqualified or insufficiently skilled, and ultimately shows that a person is lacking. In relation to being artistic, the criteria that being an amateur suggests, that of enjoyment in and for the...