Category Archives: sculpture

“Alas, Time stays, — we go!”

A friend of mine is teaching a summer school class about the city of Chicago and is out of town for a couple of days, so I am subbing for her. The class is small and the students are 6th … Continue reading

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Doris Salcedo

We saw an incredible exhibit today at the MCA in Chicago—Doris Salcedo, a sculptor from Bogota Colombia, whose work layers discarded, dismembered, and broken products and materials and recombines these objects signifying lost humanity. The once fully functional objects she … Continue reading

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Found Books, Found Poetry

After the intense Constitution test a couple of weeks ago, and it being the last day before Thanksgiving break, I felt we as a class needed a little down time. (I know the students did too.) We went to the … Continue reading

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Li Hongbo

Li Hongbo is an amazing Chinese artist who takes the tradition of paper lanterns to an unimaginable extreme. By gluing stacks of paper together (upwards of 20,000 sheets) and carving the stacks as if it is a hunk of wood … Continue reading

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Asa Ames

Very little is known about the folk artist Asa Ames who died of consumption in 1851 when he was 27 years old. We know that he worked in Evans, Erie County, New York-just south of Buffalo. In the federal census … Continue reading

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“We the People” ….. in pieces

In a metal workshop in Shanghai, the artist Danh Vo is in the process of having a full-scale copy of Bartholdi’s 1886 Statue of Liberty recreated. However, the intention is that the pieces will not be connected together, but will … Continue reading

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Luau detritus

Short post tonight. Pretty wiped out. Long day. Chaperoned the 5th grade Luau, with its remnants pictured above. I am convinced more than ever to continue to teach 8th graders. Aloha Oe…

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