Thursday, August 27, 2015

cARTography by Ed Fairburn

Of the many loves wonder |wander | women obsess over - pens and pencils, maps and travel, imagination and creativity - are sure to top our wonder |wander | world lists.

Anna Fisher ink/pencil, 23" x 23" approx. 

To experience them all in the imaginative cartographic illustrations of UK portrait artist Ed Fairburn are a heavenly delight! 

Paper maps are essential to his work as the geographical canvas for his detailed 
ink and pencil portraits

Planisphère CĂ©leste - pencil on a celestial star chart.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

writers and artists cross-pollinate at the Guggenheim, NYC

A week after the exhibit opened wonder | wander | women were at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum on Fifth Avenue in New York City to view over 100 works in diverse mediums by 48 international artists from the Guggenheim’s contemporary collection. 

Agnieszka Kurant, The End of Signature, 2015

Storylines: Contemporary Art at the Guggenheim explores mediums and methods current art and artists are harnessing to tell their stories and expand on conventional narrative devices such as plot, character and setting. Much of these pieces are on view for the first time. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

under a copious canopy

The Perseids - an annual meteor shower that greets us at the end of each summer - are here on August 12 and 13. 

2010 Perseids David Kingham

This year is especially auspicious because  for the two nights when the Perseids will be falling the thickest we have a new moon [on August 13]. This gives us almost complete darkness against which to watch this meteor shower.