|Clare Twomey from “Piece by Piece.” Photograph by Sylvain Deelu.|
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
by Michael Mark Cohen (full article here.)
“The white folks had sure brought their white to work with them that morning.” Chester Himes, If He Hollers Let Him Go.
Monday, October 20, 2014
Saturday, October 18, 2014
Friday, October 17, 2014
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
|Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, Untitled (VB-c-15, blue Closed Top Vessel), n.d., painted clay, 9 3/4 x 6 3/4 inches|
To produce the vessels, Von Bruenchenhein mixed his own clay dug from his property and nearby construction sites. He first sculpted hundreds of tiny individual leaves, all of which were later attached to one another to form the finished piece. The structures were baked or "fired" in a coal burning stove in the parlor used to heat his home, and finally painted with whatever unwanted or discarded paints he could gather from local stores.
The identity of the vessels and their intended function remains elusive. There are credible theories that the aesthetics were informed by an awareness of Victorian ceramics and the royal ornamentation of ancient Greece.
Friday, October 10, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Dem Bones — also called Dry Bones and Dem Dry Bones — is a well-known spiritual song. The melody was composed by African-American author and songwriter James Weldon Johnson (1871–1938). Both a long and a shortened version of the song are widely known. The lyrics are inspired by Ezekiel 37:1-14, where the Prophet visits the "Valley of Dry Bones" and prophesies that they will one day be resurrected at God's command, picturing the national resurrection of Israel.