Love of Music

Posted on Jul 28, 2015

Excerpt from a book on Harvey Quayman “Early in our friendship Harvey Quayman made me a gift of his cherished copy of Artur Schnabel’s My Life and Music. Years later, he titled a painting after the pianist’s book. Quayman’s tread, as a visual artist, was always tempered by his inner ear, alert to intervals played […]

ECRITURE – The Art of Park Seo Bo

Posted on Jun 2, 2015

Ecriture, a French word meaning “writing”, has been a long reoccurring theme in Park’s works. In 1983, Park Seo-bo started to incorporate the use of Hanji paper. Hanji is a traditional Korean paper made primarily from mulberry bark. Park will soak the Hanji paper in water for weeks to achieve a moldable state of the […]

Think of Nothing

Posted on May 15, 2015

Last semester the 2nd year students at Pratt Institute School of Architecture were asked to design a cultural & learning institute at Wave Hill Academy located along the Hudson River in the Bronx. I asked my students to design an institute for the studies of the wind. Mark Twain wrote about the wind at Wave […]

This is Water

Posted on Apr 28, 2015

This is Water – David Foster Wallace – Commencement Speech I like the work of David Foster Wallace a lot. It’s so “American” for me. I like its brutal honesty and how it carries the feeling of our time. Every year I have my students listen to his speech, share it with friends and listen […]

AUGUSTE RODIN (1840 -1917) The Cathedral

Posted on Apr 17, 2015

Carved in stone and still covered in toolmarks, The Cathedral is a combination of two right hands, belonging to two different figures. It was entitled The Ark of the Covenant, before being named The Cathedral, very probably after the publication of Rodin’s Les Cathédrales de France, in 1914. Parallels may be drawn between the mysterious […]