Monthly Archives: December 2013


light in darkness

In honor of Winter Solstice…make of it what you will! There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. – Edith Wharton (from Vesalius in Zante, 1902) Mona Hatoum, Current Disturbance, 1996 (White Chapel, 2011 installation) I love this the quote, and when I thought of coupling […]


vignettes of the night XXIX: the color of utopia

Ever heard of Baker-Miller pink? Me neither. I came across it randomly on a recent image search and it intrigued me. The idea of a color that could calm violent prisoners. It was devised by a researcher, Alexander Schauss, in the 1970s. He wanted to know, specifically, if various wavelengths of light – ie. color […]


jewelers to die for: the work of jelena behrend and andrea corson

I wanted to share the work of two artist friends, Andrea Corson and Jelena Behrend, who make great jewelry! Though their sensibilities are different – where Corson is polished and whimsical, Behrend is graphic and expressive – both lean toward the abstract, conceiving of their designs as a sculptor would.┬áBehrend’s work has been featured in […]