Notes from the 15th Annual Easton Art Affair

The 15th Annual Easton Art Affair is an art festival taking place at Easton Town Center, a major mall on the east side of Columbus. My family and I browsed around there today, so I thought I’d drop some notes about my favorite artists (so far). I have to list John R. Jay Canterbury first because I purchased one of his prints. The artwork that is the basis of this print was made by pressing a canvas against a door and painting on the canvas through the door in different positions, with different paints, etc. But what first caught my … Continue reading Notes from the 15th Annual Easton Art Affair

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Brian Eno on Creativity

Interesting, brief talk by Brian Eno on creativity. Anything he has to say about this topic is worth listening to. At one point Eno compares a “cowboy” (explorer) to a “father” (stay there and tend the land), expressing preference for the cowboy. It’s an interesting comparison that Kierkegaard makes in Either/Or II with slightly different terms: I think he compares a conqueror to a farmer, but Kierkegaard prefers the farmer. Behind this comparison is his controlling trope of the seducer vs. the husband, the man who takes a woman and then moves on vs. the man who loves and marries her. I think … Continue reading Brian Eno on Creativity

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Cynthia Morefield’s Modular Paintings

The latest issue of the online journal Mixitini Matrix features Cynthia Morefield’s essay “Reservoir–An Experiment in Viewer Collaboration,” which describes how her modular work requires viewer collaboration. Each individual artwork is comprised of several modules that can be rearranged to create different patterns based upon viewer preference. The modules themselves are very interesting. They’re multilayer works that are etched, scraped, and drilled to different depths to reveal different layers and colors on the surface. Reservoir–An Experiment in Viewer Collaboration Cindy Morefield | Mixitini Matrix – Fall 2013 – Volume. Continue reading Cynthia Morefield’s Modular Paintings

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