Articles for Art & Innovation

The Value of Art

…and how does the value relate to being good. When we talk about art the word “good” accompanies the subject in direct and subtle ways. We’ve heard it before, or said it ourselves, “I don’t know what is considered good [art].” And then that statement is often followed by, “I know what I like.” OK,...

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Solar-Plate Etching

Solar-plate etching, or photopolymer etching, is a process by which one takes a photograph printed on clear transparency and exposes it to a plate that has been coated with a light-sensitive emulsion. I lay the printed transparency on top of the plate, expose it to the sun, stop the process in a water bath, and...

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The Art of the Festival

OK, the list, …let’s see, where is that list now? Oh, right, here it is. Table, umbrella, (do I need a chair – for breaks, perhaps), table cloth, cooler (water, snack), tent, tent walls, sandbags, display walls, screws, nuts, bolts, tape, clamps, wrapping supplies; and what am I missing? Right, the art!

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Art informs technology

I get the impression from general discussions on tv and radio, and through print and online articles, that technology is the driving force of the arts. Or, that technology is more influential over the arts. We could go further and deduce that most any other field appears more dominant than the arts, as witnessed when...

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The journey of artone comment

My fine art study was in painting and design. And I wonder why sometimes considering I spent more of my time in the foundry. It was a great experience – pouring bronze and iron, throwing pots and trying to maintain a reduction firing in my kiln. I enjoyed it all and saw so many possibilities...

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