Sunday, February 19, 2017

More repair

"For many, replacing a broken object with something new is often the faster and cheaper alternative to fixing it, but a group of neighbors in the small borough of Willimantic, Connecticut, decided it didn’t have to be that way. Three years ago, they started a program to keep salvageable goods from landfills by harnessing the community’s collective skills to fix them"

The article is here, with photos...

Friday, January 13, 2017

More mending

Another post on mending...this one from the Cooper Hewitt...so cool.


Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Extreme Mending

Superpsyched to see this post from the Cooper Hewitt museum



Brown, Susan. "Extreme Mending." Cooperhewitt.org. 6 Nov 2012; 17 Oct 2016. http://www.cooperhewitt.org/2012/11/06/extreme-mending/

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Language of flowers

I've talked with many artists about the language of flowers, but it never occurred to me to look for a dictionary. Until now. And, thanks to Temple Univeristy Library, here are a few...

de la Tour, Charlotte. Le langage des fleur. Paris: Garnier Freres, 1858. (French, illustrated)

Dumont, Henrietta. The Language of Flowers. The floral offering: a token of affection and esteem comprising the language and poetry of flowers. With coloured illustrations from original drawings. Philadelphia: H.C. Peck & Theo Bliss, 1852.

Ingram, John H. Flora Symbolica; or The language and sentiment of flowers. London: F.W. Arne and co., 1869. (link)

Wirt, Elizabeth Washington Gamble. Flora's Dictionary By A Lady. Baltimore: Fielding Lucas, Jr, 1832.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Artists as correspondents...

I love letters. Writing them. Getting them. Don't do it enough, though.

Here are some stories about artists' letters...

Brooks, Katherine. "Sol Lewitt's advice to Eva Hesse is what every creative person needs to hear." The Huffington Post. 27 Oct 2015.

Also this:



Savig, Mary. "The Art of Handwriting" The Atlantic.com. 5 Jul 2016.


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Repair rights

Another one for the file on care and repair...this time addressing manufacturers' interests in keeping users from fixing their products...

Matchar, Emily. "The fight for the 'right to repair'. Smithsonian.com. 13 Jul 2016. 13 Jul 2016.


Sunday, June 26, 2016

Quote


“I think I became an artist because I realized I needed a field in which the construction of fictional authorities and imagined quotes would be a cause for celebration rather than […] disgrace” (14)
– Wm. Kentridge
Six Drawing Lessons