The presence of absence is a double edged sword; it both ignites the fire within the soul and paralyzes the pen in hand.
(Driving home from dinner)
Husband: Drop me off at Target. I need to pick a few things up from the store and then I will walk home.
Wife to son: Drop me off with your dad and we’ll walk home together.
21 year old son: I don’t have anything going on tonight. I’ll go with the two of you.
(2 hours later, son foraging in the kitchen): It’s great when the family can have such good fun just shopping together at Target.
Jumping for Koi, Anna Campbell
To understand this 87 year old Utah-based artist, architect, is to fully understand her quote: “I think of myself as an explorer of the visual world, seeking to make connections between poetry and mathematics, nature and the constructed environment.” She brilliantly collaborates with numeric systems, geometry, calligraphy, architecture, photography and the computer. “Mathematics,” Ms. Bliss adds, “is part of everything I do-it’s a way of thiking!”
Art in public places is transformational. The Governor’s plan to revive this town with public art and parks. And check out the partnerships:
Casino Reinvestment Development Authority
The Noyes Museum of Art of Richard Stockton College
Atlantic City High School
The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
Atlantic City Arts Commission
Atlantic County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs
New Jersey State Council on the Arts
South Jersey Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO
International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, AFL-CIO, CLC 711 UA
Local 322 Plumbers
Red Grooms, Nashville, Tennessee artist born in ‘37 studied at the Art Institute of Chicago. A painter, sculptor, printmaker, filmmaker and theater designer, Grooms has devoted himself to a series of prints and three-dimensional works called New York Stories and is recognized as a pioneer of site-specific sculpture and installation art. City of Chicago (1967), a room-sized, walk-through “sculpto-pictorama,” features sky-scraper-proportioned sculptures of Mayor Daley and Hugh Hefner “joined by such historical figures as Abraham Lincoln, Al Capone, and fan-dancer Sally Rand, accompanied by a sound track featuring gunfire and burlesque music. Grooms collects junk, art supplies and designs dioramas, just like in elementary school, of urban chaos. (ArtNews September 2013 art talk Paint the Town, Red)