Category Archives: collections

Gathering and Letting Go

I have an obsession. So does my husband. We collect things. As artists, objects are very important to us. They inspire us, push us beyond our creative boundaries, hold magic for us. Every journey we make, even the most ordinary, … Continue reading

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Judging books by their covers: I

Off and on this summer I have been organizing the multitude of books in our house. Over these many years I have picked up appealing old books with awesome illustrations, intriguing titles, and/or engaging covers. Some of them I have already … Continue reading

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In the Table: Fans

The present show in our table is a portion of my collection of fans. Certainly the origin of the fan has a lot to do with cooling oneself, but there is some evidence that in the 18th and perhaps 19th … Continue reading

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“Artifacts” at the Chicago Children’s Museum

In an earlier post from last spring, I blogged about the opening of Michael’s Museum at the Chicago Children’s Museum at Navy Pier. In Michael’s Museum is an amazing opportunity to experience and participate in the artistic vision of its … Continue reading

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Discarded photos

On the door to my studio I have alternating displays of selections from my post card collection. Because Japan is  a soon to be tangible piece of our lives, I presently have some of my Japanese postcards on display. In … Continue reading

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Mmmm….OM…

I have blogged about collections before. In one of my earliest posts I looked at the history of collections and connected it to the ones we have in our home. Later I blogged about MG and GM’s In the Table/ … Continue reading

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The Things by Donald Hall

When I walk in my house I see pictures, bought long ago, framed and hanging — de Kooning, Arp, Laurencin, Henry Moore — that I’ve cherished and stared at for years, yet my eyes keep returning to the masters of … Continue reading

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