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Catching the Creative Process

I whipped out my camera to catch the creative process, as Manuel Carriòn demonstrated how he creates his series of inky watercolors. With a wet brush, he spontaneously draws lines and swirls reminiscent of Chinese calligraphy. Before this water can … Continue reading

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Peeking Out

Love this image. Did any of you see this last summer?

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Casanova Comes to San Francisco

Thank you to all who have written to me about the upcoming exhibit at San Francisco’s Legion of Honor museum. “Casanova: The Seduction of Europe” opens February 10 to the general public, with a special opening the night before. Here’s a … Continue reading

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Arriva!

My Marco Polo plaque successfully traveled to its destination. My friends Carol and Linda were in Venice last week and delivered my creation to  Carrion Gallery on Giudecca. Here’s Manuel Carrion holding my square. Now the square will become part … Continue reading

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Spying with Marco Polo

Remember the exhibit in Venice commemorating Casanova with over a thousand mosaic tiles? It’s called “Spying on History with Casanova.” Well, artist Manuel Carrión has begun a new project honoring famed Venetian traveler Marco Polo. Here’s a video from the … Continue reading

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Il Pensatore

At Ca’ Pesaro, the other modern art museum besides the Guggenheim, everyone seems to be thinking deeply… And thinking… What are they thinking about? Must be something deep. Or something peaceful? How will we ever know? Perhaps these two have … Continue reading

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Peggy’s Palazzo

What attracts me about history are people and random facts. The weirder the better. So Peggy Guggenheim is a perfect subject. Peggy bought the Palazzo Venier dei Leoni for $60,000, to be her home and to house her art collection. … Continue reading

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