Thursday, September 29, 2011

Zombies & Bots

Recently David Eagleman's Incognito - the Secret Life of the Brain inspired some new lingo to my vocabulary - zombies and bots [as in robots].  In my art, I often explore the patterns, reactions, old hurts and wounds that sometimes [ha- often!] get 'the keys to the car' and take me down a highway I didn't intend.  Zombies and Bots refer to these unconscious things that are wired in the brain and often direct traffic when we're not looking [can't get away from those driving metaphors today].  Kids, we're just not in control the way we like to think we are.

 Zombies & Bots

Monday, September 12, 2011

Don't Take Anything Personally

Years ago I read a seemingly simple
but profound book called The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz.  I later got the opportunity to meet him personally and spend some time with him.  His energy was unique and aspects of his philosophy have stayed with me.  

Many times one of these axioms arises to the surface to be considered again, as in something that led to my most recent collage.  The theme is quite obvious and self-titled! Maybe it will speak to you as well.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

The Ceramic Wonders of Pam Stern

I was googling the other day for images related to a personal collage.  One of the ways I search is to put in key-words relevant to the collage and see what comes up.  As you can imagine, I often find treasures I'm not looking for and of course, I invite the idea of 'coming across' wonders in this way.  My personal 'StumbleUpon'.

The other day I found Pam Stern.  Her work is complex and strong, evocative and full of mystery.  It truly spoke to me and I hope it speaks to you.

All about Pam at

Seeker by Pam Stern