A Gallery of Woodcut Prints by Loren Kantor

Charles Bukowski (copyright Loren Kantor / http://woodcuttingfool.blogspot.com/)

Loren Kantor on the Carving Process I've always been an old-school guy. I prefer tattered books to e-readers, vinyl records to MP3's and classic black & white movies to modern 3-D dreck.I fell in love with woodcuts in the 80's when I attended a German Expressionist art show at the LA County Museum. The exhibit featured the work of Kathe Kollwitz, George Grosz & Karl … [Read more...]

Glass Houses: Photography by Kalliope Amorphous

Sunset by Kalliope Amorphous

Glass Houses is a series of conceptual self portraits created using distortion mirrors. These portraits explore the fragmentation of the self, or the hidden self which is often underlaid beneath a facade. These fragmentations are the subconscious or conscious fears and desires which cannot be seen through facial expressions or gestures. I chose to portray these feelings through … [Read more...]

Six Mixed Media Pieces by Donna Kuhn

Nothing Knocks U Down by Donna Kuhn

Artist's Statement I make art because that is the only way life makes sense to me. A recurrent theme in my work is the face: semi-abstract, colorful and emotional. I don't choose to draw these faces. Their forms just come to me. They jump off the page and stare at you. Dare to stare back. I have tried to choose between media. I cannot. I feel fully engaged and alive when I'm … [Read more...]

La Picaudiere – and Hundertwasser’s Honey

Honeycomb - copyright Andreius / sxc.hu

Asked in an interview what he would remember most about his life as an artist, Man Ray replied "the women." I was a bee whisperer, like Edmund Hillary who climbed Mount Everest and who was a beekeeper in New Zealand, and I was writing poetry, it tumbled out of me.There was the feeling of total isolatedness. The road there — if you'll let a guide direct you who never … [Read more...]

The Eve of Fluxus: A Fluxmemoir
by Billie Maciunas

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Arbiter Press, Orlando, Florida ISBN 978-0-615-35216-9Fluxus is a name taken from a Latin word meaning "to flow"— often described as "intermedia," a term coined by Fluxus artist Dick Higgins in 1966. Fluxus as an artistic group was named and organized by George Maciunas, a Lithuanian-born American artist and founding member of Fluxus, an international community of … [Read more...]

On Relationships: 6 New Works by Katie Pfeiffer

PORTRAIT OF A NARCISSIST MAN - copyright Katie Pfeiffer

Artist's StatementRelationships dominate my life. The relationships I have with other people and the one I have with myself. I explore these personal interactions through art . My focus on color and humor are meant to draw the viewer into my world. The darkness in my work is more emotional than physical. My ultimate goal is always to expose the mental and emotional … [Read more...]

Interview with Artist Katie Pfeiffer

Little Miss Sunshine with Flowers, copyright Katie Pfeiffer

Recently I was fortunate to sit down with artist Katie Pfeiffer, and discuss her background, art, inspiration and the connection of spirituality to the creative process.How would you describe your work?My paintings, drawings, collages & designs are a mixture of naive sophistication in a folk/outsider/art brut style. I love children's art because it so … [Read more...]

Fused Glass Art by Helen Rudy

Helen Rudy - fused glass

Based in Denver, Colorado, fused glass artist Helen Rudy creates vibrant decorative and functional art pieces. We asked her to tell us about fused glass, and her creative process.What exactly is fused glass, and how is it made?When exhibiting my fused glass art, I am often asked “Is it blown?” or “Are the colors painted on?”The answer to both questions is no. … [Read more...]

In Memoriam: Bruce Conner, 1933-2008

Bruce Conner by Larry Keenan

THE ARTIST for Bruce ConnerTHE ARTIST has faces that are nude ladies and feathers. Women pose in the visage of the whirlpool raising bare arms and arching bare thighs. Tentacles of squid sway down among pinions of African eagles from the artist's beret and they tangle white hair. In the blackness of his face, spider webs and lichens, are matted … [Read more...]

About Photographer Larry Keenan

Larry Keenan

In 1965, California College of Arts and Crafts student Larry Keenan was asked by his teacher, poet and playwright Michael McClure, if he would like to photograph a group of his friends. Asking McClure whom his friends were Keenan was amazed when he listed names that included Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, Bruce Conner, Neal Cassady and Ken Kesey. Keenan had studied … [Read more...]