Thursday, April 20, 2017

Indivisible: Valerie Graham Butler workshop

I am proud to present square number 60, a work created by Katri, another participant from the workshop hosted by Los Angeles friend and artist Valerie Graham Butler:



Collage and marker on paper, 2017.

I love that this work encompasses all themes suggested for this project! And yes, we should be practicing these as we are all connected - in our communities, neighborhoods, states, countries and across the world. Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Indivisible: Kristine Hatanaka's high school art class

I am proud to post square number 59, a great work created by Elisa, a student in Kristine Hatanaka's art class from Culver City High School Academy of Visual and Performing Arts:

 Pencil and collage on paper, 2017.

I am showing this image larger than usual because I want you to read the quotes from the AP article (linked here to the Huffington post articles) that Elisa used in her work: "5-Year Old Boy, Jax Gets Same Haircut As His Friend so You Can't Tell Them Apart"..."The story of two 5-year old boys from Kentucky, one white and one black, is teaching people about racial harmony."  The children initially were playing a trick on their teacher, one getting the same haircut as the other, hoping the teacher couldn't tell them apart.  A great story!

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project

Friday, April 14, 2017

Indivisible: Sharon Sekhon

I am very happy to post square number 58, another great work created by LA educator, historian and all-around terrific person, Sharon Sekhon:


Civility, Morality, photograph, 2016.

This beautiful image reflects a common sight around Los Angeles -  the glorious rich-colored leaves or bracts of bougainnvilla taking over man-made structures. The flowers of this plant are very small, white little blossoms inside the bright bracts. Beauty is everywhere, when you are willing to be open and receptive to it.  Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Indivisible: Janne Larsen's 2D students

I am pleased to present square number 57, a wonderful image titeld "Humor," created by Abraham, a high school student in Janne Larsen's 2-D art class at Pilgrim School:



Humor, mixed media on paper, 2016.

Humor can heal!  Especially when we take ourselves so seriously, that we lose track of what's actually important - our connection with others around us.
Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Indivisible: Valerie Graham Butler - art workshop

I am pleased to post square number 56, a work created by Gianna, another child that participated in the workshop hosted by Los Angeles friend and artist Valerie Graham Butler:



Mixed media on paper, 2017.


This piece make me smile - the happy sun, the rainbow within a rainbow and the heart right in the center. Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Indivisible: Sarah Krause

I am pleased to present square number 55, another wonderful work created by Sarah Krause of the  New Haven Friends Meeting stitch group:



Pen and marker on paper, 2016. 

I enjoy the formal aspects of this work, the rationality of it (during an irrational period in our country) as well as the reference to artist Piet Mondrian. Mondrian had an interest in the spiritual and philosophical, and he explained his work in a letter written in 1914: "...I construct lines and color combinations on a flat surface, in order to express general beauty with the utmost awareness. Nature (or, that which I see) inspires me, puts me, as with any painter, in an emotional state so that an urge comes about to make something, but I want to come as close as possible to the truth and abstract everything from that, until I reach the foundation (still just an external foundation!) of things…"

Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Indivisible: Valerie Graham Butler - art workshop

I am proud to present square number 54 created by Los Angeles friend and artist Valerie Graham Butler's 4-year old daughter, Madeline:



Mixed media on paper, 2017.

Madeline and her twin brother participated in their mom's art workshop alongside other friends and their families.  I was honored that they got together to make work for my project.  They also stopped by my studio to personally deliver their wonderful squares.  The children made more than one, and I will post all of their pieces.  Please keep sending your squares to the Indivisible Project.