This is a blog where I will post my own thoughts about art and how it plays a part --sometimes surprisingly --in my everyday life. I hope both my students and other educators will find this useful and interesting.
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
it's been a tough few days with my sister in the hospital. the one thing that really forces you to think about life in its most rudimentary way is when everything you take for granted suddenly might be taken away from you. my place of quiet...
because he makes us think about how we see the world and thus, how we think about the world
Artemesia Gentileschi, Self POrtrait as an allegory of painting 1630
because she was incredibly brave at a time when it was hard to be
Edward Munch, Sick Child
because he was able to demonstrate how helpless we feel in the face of sickness and death
Eduard Manet, Olympia 1863
because he revealed to his audiences the "reality" that no one spoke about it
Woman of Willendorf
because we need to remember that this is beautiful also
Dorothea Lange, Migrant Mother , 1936
because this speaks to every mother in every era
Doris Salcedo, Shibboleth, 2008
because she creates art that challenges us to put the "Other" before ourselves...only then can true understanding occur
West Valley College
my secret to a wonderful life: Be grateful and appreciate your blessings, treat everyone with respect, a contagious sense of humor, do what you love for a living, enjoy life because it really is too short, appreciate the simplest things, appreciate art as a way to understand the world, stay true to your principles and values, remember your an intrinsic part of the world--so be informed and stay pro-active ...and most important in MY life...my wonderful husband and my precious baby girl.