Day 200

Sibling Visión: Sonja: Part 1 Digital Photograph Today I explored a digital world. I entered the land of Photoshop with the hope of capturing some of my sister’s light in the photograph I took of her eye. I recently invested in Adobe Creative Cloud, and when the application opened I felt the same rush that…

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Day 198

Salvador Salort-Pons: Inspired by Velasquez and the Interconnection of Stories Graphite on paper We need to tell our stories because it takes hearing a story, and seeing the subsequent connection, to gain the courage to tell our own. It was cold, it was dark, and the rest of the museum was closed. My family and…

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Day 184

Winter Solstice Watercolor on paper Today is the darkest day of the year. Yet here, in the darkness, the light becomes clearer. The Winter Solstice has always been a big part of my life. Ever since I was little, my family would carve out time for reverence, carved out time to accept the darkness, and…

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Day 176

Lookinglass: A Study Inspired by Käthe Kollwitz’s Death Grabbing at a Group of Children  Charcoal on paper  And I think art impacts culture by defying culture, by simply handing culture a mirror. The following is adapted from an essay I wrote for the final of MoMA’s Coursera MOOC (Massive Online Open Courseware) Modern Art &…

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Day 168

Transcendence and the Two Nadias: Inspired by Henri Matisse’s “Nadia” Acrylic on printer ink on paper Art gathers memories and touches our lives, and even defies time. When I was 12 I visited the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) with my family, it was one of many visits, and it was there that we saw…

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Day 166

Ninotte: Making an Impact, One Hope at a Time: Inspired by Emeline Michel’s poem That Trust Ink and Gouache on paper  What does it take to make an impact? Whenever I observe culture I am constantly reminded of changes that need to be made, things that must shift. And dwelling on unmade change often leads…

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