Monthly Archives: June 2010

Women wish to be loved

Women wish to be loved without a why or a wherefore; not because they are pretty, or good, or well-bred, or graceful, or intelligent, but because they are themselves. – Henri Frederic Amiel



top: PH Eleanora Ghioldi; middle: Italian Vogue 2005; bottom: Deborah Harry

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, J.E.

Groves Were The First Temples


Arisugawa Park, Tokyo. PH: Julie Elliott

No Ideas Have Entered


EVERYTHING  IS PURGED FROM THIS PAINTING BUT ART, NO IDEAS HAVE ENTERED THIS WORK , 1966-68 / John Baldessar

Silence


Wanderlust

“I haven’t been everywhere, but it’s on my list.” – Susan Sontag

Photos: (top) India; (middle) Inner Mongolia, China, 1979 / PH: Eve Arnold for Magnum; (bottom) Naka Island, Thailand / PH: Olympia Le Tan for Purple Diary

Life Elemental. Spinning, moving, free

There is a vitality, a life force, an energy, a quickening, that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist through any other medium and will be lost. — Martha Graham

Voices

Sarah Wyman Whitman (1842-1904) pioneered the role of artist-designer in the book industry and in the process revolutionized trade bookbinding. A highly-regarded Boston artist and socialite who gathered around herself a salon comprised of many of the city and region’s best-known writers, she adopted the role of mediator between her author friends. Her work echoed the Arts and Crafts Movement that viewed art and life as inseparable; she wrote that “all forms of labor are beautiful and sacred because…it all has the stamp of nobility, being essential to the world’s need.”