Guilin, China – A Poetry

While planning our one month getaway to China, we knew we had to take in some nature. My husband kept mentioning “the mountains”. Guilin had those. After a lot of hassle booking the tickets through a Chinese travel app (damn you, c-trip), we were ready to go. Never. Take. Shanghai Airlines. Again. That plane looked…

Sound and Fury – Per Kirkeby

It’s fair to say, of the contemporary artists I’ve been soaking in recently, Per Kirkeby‘s art struck a chord that I thought only I knew the sound of. Contemporary art is a tricky thing for me. For a long time I couldn’t understand it. I honestly can’t say I do even now, or if my…

The Old Towns of Shanghai

Towards the end of our stay in Shanghai, we were done with the electronic lights and the posh interiors and were looking for more of the old. My nest of contacts suggested Zhaojialou and Zhujiajiao (yes, I had gotten the two names mixed up on more than one occasion). Zhaojialou (赵家楼) Actually located within Shanghai, and…

The Figure in the Distance-Cathy Hegman

In the course of the film, Millennium Actress by the incredible Satoshi Kon, the main protagonist is forever chasing a vision she has of a man walking in the distance. The unattainable. I’ve always found things more interesting when seen for a second at the corner of the eye. The curiosity is peaked. I have a…

Shanghai Part 1 – The Chaos.

I had been planning to make a trip back to China for a while now. The last time I was in Shanghai was 2003…likely 2003. China is as complicated to describe as the US. The good, the bad, it’s all there in the open, you can see it the moment your feet touches the ground….

Sketchbook 2017

A shape of some art started to take form last year. Strokes and forms that came from my mind and out through my hand with a familiarity that they’ve been there with me all my life. For a long while, I’ve been practicing drawing and painting like someone else, whose works reflected a more attractive…

2018 In The Desert

Happy 2018. At the end of 2017, I decided I needed to invest an endurable amount of time into skills and desires I’ve left mostly dormant or silenced into submission pursuing the thrill of working on the big movies, a good paycheck, and a mostly flippant and nomadic lifestyle I still very much approve of….