“A work of art is never finished, it is abandoned.” (attributed to Leonardo da Vinci) I always have mixed feelings when I complete a major project like “Water Walk,” my new glass art installation for Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital, shown above.
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.
The folks at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore clearly understand something about the potential physical and emotional benefits of good art.
Did you know that people categorize colors differently from culture to culture? I’m not just talking about having different words for different colors from language to language. I mean actually seeing and understanding colors differently. Here are just a few examples from Alan S. Kennedy’s Color/Language Project: Hanuno’o language, spoken in the Philippines, has only […]
I constantly find myself drawn to stripes, whether it’s making stripes in my own work or enjoying stripes in other people’s work. Many artists work with them, including Tim Bavington, Frank Stella, Gene Davis, and Yaacov Agam. French conceptual artist Daniel Buren, aka “the stripe guy,” pasted stripes over billboards in the 1960s to protest […]