Tag Archives: collections

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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Nothing small about that…

Michael’s Museum is now a part of the rich cultural treasures of this city. Its openings on Friday (morning and evening) clearly reflected this. Like the best openings, the public was filled with expectation, curiosity, great eagerness. This energy was … Continue reading

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Michael’s Museum

Tomorrow my dear friend Michael (see In the Table/ On the Wall) will be having an opening of his lifetime collection of miniatures, now on permanent display, at the Chicago Children’s Museum. All his life he has been accumulating small … Continue reading

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To blind someone by placing a red-hot copper kettle near their eyes

I have a thing for dictionaries. I really love them. In fact, I have a collection of old dictionaries and even use them in my art. Some years ago I created a shaman jacket that is covered with images from … Continue reading

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Criminal Cards—in the table

Presently, the display in our table (Opening the Books, In the Table/ On the Wall) is part of a collection of criminal cards that I bought at an antique store not far from our house. These were discarded by the … Continue reading

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Symbolic stage directions for language

Punctuation marks are the symbolic stage directions for language. These “stage directions” tell us to pause or use a specific inflection, to soften or emphasize, to slow down or to speed up. They help us to make sense of and … Continue reading

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