I am pleased to announce that “Water Walk,” my glass art installation for the lobby of the new Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, is complete and available for public viewing.
Something interesting I might note about my glass art installation for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital is the fact that this piece will be one element of the larger “Spaulding Art Program.” That program, in turn, is part of an overarching effort to create a holistic healing environment, for patients as well as staff, families, and [...]
Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity. – Hippocrates Something I haven’t really touched on yet in my posts about the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital project is concept. My interest in process and chance operations might be apparent, but why, you may wonder, do I choose one particular [...]
In mulling over the controversies of collaborative art processes, I can’t help but think of renowned figures like Jeff Koons. For anyone who might be unfamiliar with his work, Koons is at the extreme end of the “collaboration” spectrum; he designs but doesn’t touch his own work.
Some people believe that works of art created by a team are somehow diminished in their artistic value. This logic assumes that “art” is only that which is results from the vision and skill of a single individual. For some types of work, that may be true.
Paul Cezanne once observed, “It’s so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.” The task of facing the blank canvas, or beginning any new project, is notoriously paralyzing for many artists. Where to begin? How to begin? What if I invest all this work and then it fails?
A colleague recently told me about the Tate Modern’s current exhibit “A Bigger Splash,” which examines the dynamic relationship between painting and performance since 1950.
There is the story, perhaps apocryphal, of the museum-goer standing before a Jackson Pollack painting and commenting, “My five-year-old could do that.” Well, the fact is, his five-year-old didn’t do that and, really, no, his five-year-old could not do that. Throwing paint is not difficult; but throwing paint with significance, meaning, and artistry is [...]
Many people don’t realize it, but much of my glass art installation work is highly collaborative. A project like this latest project for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital couldn’t happen without the creative input, skills, and assistance of others.
Greetings from Taunusstein, Germany! I’ve recovered from jet lag (mostly) and now am immersed in work on the glass art installation for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital with the good folks at Derix Glass Studios.