Tag: influences

thank you Ray Bradbury

When I hit the atmosphere, I’ll burn like a meteor.I wonder, if anyone’ll see me? Ray Bradbury has passed away. When I was a teenager, I devoured every…

Who has influenced my art

Artistically, I am inspired by a broad range of artists, cartoonists, and writers. Alexander Calder (sculptor) I love the whimsy and technical brilliance of Alexander Calder’s wire sculptures.…

Thank you Steve Jobs

When I was 12, I earned my first computer by helping scrape a hundred years of paint off my uncle’s house. It was an Apple II, one of…

sensing what is possible

So much of macro photography is not capturing what your eyes see, but what your gut tells you should be there. When the slightest move can cause an…

Me and Georgia O’Keeffe

This winter I visited the Georgia O’Keeffe Abstraction exhibit at the Whitney Museum. It was a wonderfully-curated show that explored her groundbreaking beginning in abstraction, and traced its…

Getting past the overly-familiar

Certain scenes are so popular in nature photography, that their popularity drains them of any emotional significance. After years of seeing the work of Ansel and his imitators,…

Like Hubble images from outer space

Wendy Edsall-Kerwin is a jewelry artist and metalsmith who showcases a different artist each month on her blog. I am honored that she named me her July Artist…

Thank you Gary Gygax

Gary Gygax, the creator of Dungeons & Dragons, has passed away. I know that a lot of people dismiss D&D as a joke, something that geeks should be…

An interview with… me!

A couple weeks ago, I received an nice surprise: an email from Positive Focus asking to do an interview about my photography. Positive Focus is a great nonprofit…

life as an artist/parent

My art group was recently talking about how having kids impact your art career, and Cynthia described it really well: “It requires discipline and a letting go of…

Thank you Charles Schulz

My nearly-3 year old just discovered Snoopy. He’s known about the Peanuts for a while, but recently he really connected with the stories. We have several of the…

Happy Birthday Dr. Seuss

Today is the birthday of Ted Geisel, Dr. Seuss. As an artist, he is one of my heroes. When people ask me which artists I have been influenced…

Bruce Fraser

Bruce Fraser is seriously ill has passed away. Bruce is one of THE masters of digital imaging, color and photography. He has been a teacher to us all,…

Jerome Liebling

Even though I attended Hampshire College, I never studied photography with Jerome Liebling. I was more interested in exploring linguistics and cognitive science at the time, and didn’t…

Einstein on art and science

“Where the world ceases to be the stage for personal hopes and desires, where we, as free beings, behold it in wonder, to question and to contemplate, there…

Art and Patience

I love this quote from Art and Fear, a book by David Bayles and Ted Orland: The function of the overwhelming majority of your artwork is simply to…

Feynman on the beauty of a flower

This video clip shows Richard Feynman, the famous physicist, recalling a conversation he had with an artist about appreciating the beauty of a flower. His friend had a…

Lem

Stanislaw Lem died yesterday. His writing has had a great influence on me and how I see the world. His stories combined a clarity of thought and vision…