This photograph, called “Lunar Eclipse,” is another from my “Marion under the Moon” series. I made it last year, and since then it has been selected by the Visual Ar… Read More
I’ve written posts before about the inspirations or events that come to us, without our having planned or willed them, to spur or add force to artistic works (you don’t need to… Read More
“The Second Zen Patriarch in Contemplation” Shih Ke (10th Century)I have for you three clues, or, if you will, a three-part exercise. Any of the parts could move you closer to ce… Read More
“Uncertain Strongman” by Lawrence RussAs I’ve said, a part of what I plan to do for you in these posts is to give you what I’ve called clues, aiming to bring you clos… Read More
What you see above is a reproduction of the cover of the July 1992 issue of OMNI Magazine, for which I wrote the month’s “First Word” piece. The “First Word&rdq&hell…Read More
“Angel Like a Blossoming Arrow” by Lawrence RussWe’re all taught – or, rather misled – by our families, our schools, our occupational or professional training… Read More
“Invitation to the Voyage” by Lawrence Russ If you’ve read my first post on this blog — “Welcome to Artists, Lovers of Art, and Unknown Friends” … Read More
“. . . there is only one thing valuable in art and that is the bit that cannot be explained. To explain away the mystery of a great painting – if such a feat were possible… Read More
Tomas Transtromer, the Swedish poet and psychotherapist, won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2011. Transtromer, who died in 2015, wrote this poem after the assassination of President… Read More
“When people look at my pictures I want them to feel the way they do when they want to read a line of a poem twice.” Robert Frank Read More
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