The ‘sum total’ of my research..

(If theory, could be a mathematical equation, then the solution to my dissertation question would be as follows..) “The (gender) of the artist matters” Parker & Pollock, (1981). Old Mistresses: Women, Art and Ideology, London, Routledge p.50. + (plus) I work in tapestry primarily for its materiality and its capacity to shift within traditions, to shuttle […]

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 Press […]