Art & Critical Theory

Not Even Rembrandt Was Perfect
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Not Even Rembrandt Was Perfect

In 2017 we lucked into an old masters drawing exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery on our trip to London. After seeing the incredible exhibit of Raphael’s drawings at the Ashmolean in Oxford, I was a little giddy at what else I might see. As my eyes adjusted to the dark blue walls and dim…

Filigree Workshop + Hang Thursdays  + In Print
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Filigree Workshop + Hang Thursdays + In Print

The thing I said I wouldn’t teach online For a Limited Time Only In this special, online workshop hosted by the Craft Guild of Dallas, Victoria will demystify the technique of Russian filigree (filigrana) from the basics of traditional fabrication to the intricacies of her own ground breaking, sculptural work. Students will create several pieces…

A Bigger Table
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A Bigger Table

Like so many things that I’ve watched struggle to evolve over the last 15 months, June, Juneteenth, and the holiday’s recent official, federal status have brought new light and some long awaited changes. Thinking about my posts from June of 2020, we’re a ways away from the National Guard driving tanks through my residential neighborhood…

Self-Care and Post Conceptualism
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Self-Care and Post Conceptualism

As part of my learn-everything-I-can-while-house-bound Shiny Online Workshop Syndrome, last winter I took a workshop designed to draw calligraphers outside of their boxes and touch on the world of text art. What’s the difference in calligraphy and text art, you might ask? I could give you an in depth answer, or I can distill it…