Tag: artists and makers

Hammershøi Light

My touchstone for defining lack of sunshine was always the Pacific Northwest, but places like Portland and Seattle get more sun on average than Berlin. I know. The paintings of the Danish artist Vilhelm Hammershøi do a lovely job at capturing the winter light in…

Wooden Churches by Richard Davies

Richard Davies began photographing wooden churches in northern Russia in 2002. The structures, some of which date back to the 16th century, have mostly been abandoned. As he writes on his website, many of those in the project are no longer standing due to neglect…

Building by Oliver Jeffers

Illustrator Oliver Jeffers nabbed these objects out of an abandoned building in Belfast and embellished them with a few extra bells and whistles. It was all part of a collaborative project with the OAR art collective, who were granted access to the city’s old power station…

Mary Jo Hoffman / Still Blog

A search for images of Lake Superior led to this beautiful and ongoing project by Mary Jo Hoffman that documents things gathered during daily excursions. I love it that she lists the original location of each item—the harbor in Grand Marais, the side of a…

Interview with David Plowden

Last night’s The Story interview with photographer David Plowden gets a big recommendation from me. The way he tells the story of his work and career—starting as a boy and ending with his current (maybe) retirement—is fascinating. He radiates a comforting assurance that is not…

Ulrike Heydenreich

About a month ago, I translated the text for a leporello about the work of Ulrike Heydenreich, a German artist whose work I love love love (read my translation here). This morning, a package arrived with the final product; a beautifully designed and printed piece….

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