Extra-Ordinary Art: My family’s ‘making special’

For this post, I want to bring together photos from my family experience of  art – ceremony & ‘making-special’ – with text from theorist Ellen Dissanayake’s paper The Core of Art: Making Special. (This paper, The Core of Art, also appears as chapter 4 in Dissanayake’s book Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Came From and Why.) Published by Free PressContinue reading “Extra-Ordinary Art: My family’s ‘making special’”

Bunting for Jiwar, Barcelona

I am thrilled to share with you this piece which I just recently finished. It is a gift that I made for the Jiwar Residency in Barcelona, Spain. They invited me to participate in a very exciting residency this summer which didn’t work out for me in terms of financial grants, but they were just soContinue reading “Bunting for Jiwar, Barcelona”

“Making (Mum’s 72nd Birthday) Special”

As part of my practice-led research, I am currently investigating the ideas of Ellen Dissanayake (associate professor in the school of Music at the University of Washington) from her text Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and Why. Dissanayake approaches the origin and purpose of “art” from an anthropological perspective. In this book she asks,Continue reading ““Making (Mum’s 72nd Birthday) Special””

Making Memories!

She’s as cute as a button; her parents are pleased as punch. He’s old as Woody Woodpecker; and we partied like it was  1940. Plus the lovely grandparents, somewhere between their platinum and silver anniversaries! WOW! What a time we’ve just had! I have happy news all around, this past friday we celebrated my step father’sContinue reading “Making Memories!”