Collective Individuals: A Review of Sand

Because you celebrate Black culture does not mean that you don’t like white culture; or that you putting it down.It’s just taking pride – Solange Knowles, “Interlude: Tina Taught Me” What does it mean to be inclusive and diverse? We have committees, departments, policies, and other implementations to help us fine-tune our understanding and practice. … More Collective Individuals: A Review of Sand

Review of Wandering in the Land of Oblivion

The Urbano Project in Jamaica Plain (Boston) has a wonderful show by artist Constanza Aguirre, on view from November 9, 2018 through January 11, 2019. Her art explores the relationship that people have with work. What happens when displaced people are thereby prevented from working? Do they become less human?  In my art review (see … More Review of Wandering in the Land of Oblivion

Elegance in Japanese Art: Reflections on Cultural Changes

Beauty is not as different among cultures as it often appears. Proportion (or harmony), for example, has been an important characteristic of beauty since ancient Greece, despite all the changes and iterations it has undergone. As one culture is influenced by another culture’s view of beauty, they don’t have to abandon their original view. They … More Elegance in Japanese Art: Reflections on Cultural Changes