Teaching Tuesdays – Commodification and the Road to Re-appropriation of The Hopi Identity

Introduction Commodification of devotional artworks diminishes their original meanings. Colonialism and institutional practices have for centuries eroded cultural identity associated to these traditional art forms and diluted their intended meanings. Looking at the history of the Hopi Kachina dolls and the greater significance of Kachinas to the Hopi people, we can better appreciate what has … Continue reading Teaching Tuesdays – Commodification and the Road to Re-appropriation of The Hopi Identity

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #381 – In For The Hug

In For The Hug Mutterings of the Muses: The mischievous spirits continue to stop in my path and engage my imagination. This one insists on giving me an irresistible hug. I can easily imagine him wandering around and hugging as many preoccupied folks as he can find. Always with his kind and mischievously innocent  grin. … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #381 – In For The Hug

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #378 – Greetings

Greetings Mutterings of the Muses: Imagine the image you perceive out of the corner of your eye, comes to stand in front of you and say... “Hi”. This whimsical character is the early version of We Are The Masks We Wear. Perhaps we start wearing our masks as infants when we are exploring the reactions … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #378 – Greetings

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #97: Naive #12

Naive #12: The History: Here’s my part of the story. Tell me what you see and write the next chapter… I was studying folk art and batiks and found great pleasure from drawing the components for these, before painting them... there are many other drawings and a few paintings... all quickly sold and spread around … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #97: Naive #12