Few people inspire me as much as Abraham Lincoln. Though a lot was missing from Spielberg’s new film, I enjoyed watching American history come to life. The scenery, costumes and dialogue all contributed greatly to the experience and I think the younger generation can certainly benefit from watching it. That said, I wanted to mention […]
This week is an exciting week for Nina and I; the International Fine Art & Antique Dealers Show is coming to New York once again. We’re heading down to the city for the weekend. I can’t wait to see what this year will offer- last year I was especially impressed with Phoenix Ancient Art and […]
I have never really studied the ancient art of jewelry making, but I recently heard about a new class down in New York and have to admit, I’m fascinated. I have a friend with some connections and am hoping to sit in on some of the new lessons. I wouldn’t participate, of course, but maybe […]
My grandson Matt just moved to Manhattan and is struggling to get comfortable in his tiny studio apartment. Can’t say I blame him, I’d certainly have a hard time containing my whole life in one room. Plus, I need to be surrounded by nature in order to maintain my lifestyle. I’ve sent him William Shapell’s […]
I came across this sculpting tutorial the other day, and I think the artist’s control is exquisite. She has several others up on YouTube, under the name Joanna Mozdzen.
Recently, my wife and I had the privilege of vacationing in Sedona, Arizona. What a break from real life! While we were there, we took in an amazing art show called the Bell Rock Art Show held in the Village of Oak Creek outside of Sedona. The show was surrounded by the beautiful Red Rocks […]
While I was browsing through some articles about ancient art, I stumbled upon this romantic tale of two ancient Egyptian figurines. Depicting a husband and wife, the small statues were separated thousands of years ago- probably intentionally. The fragment of the wife shows a seated woman with her arm outstretched. Apparently, the style is traditional […]
I recently began focusing on horses in my sculpting class, as I feel they are a significant part of both human and art history. They have graceful lines and distinct features, which makes them an intriguing and satisfying study, and so far my students feel the same. I believe I’ve mentioned Phoenix Ancient Art in […]