Category Archives: Travel

An Artist’s Journal: Iceland, Civil Disobedience and a Call to Art

I knew the Black Cone, a monument to civil disobedience was here, but I forgot once I arrived in Reykjavik. I stumbled across it as I explored an area of the city I haven’t seen in the last two days, … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journal: Iceland

A few first impressions: March is winter. It’s not “almost spring.” It’s winter. It’s cold. People are outside anyway. If you’re cold, that’s what wool sweaters and hats and gloves and scarves and wool socks and boots are for. It’s … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Heritage Stolen

When you steal a culture’s art, you steal their soul. When you vandalize their art, their ritual objects, you attack an entire people. Tonight, I feel violated. This is not a happy story. It is certainly not an expected story. … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Sister Artists

20 January Windhoek, Namibia I thought it was going to be an ordinary day in Windhoek. Hannah and I are navigating the bureaucracy of getting her registered for school (my daughter is attending university here for the next three years. … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Katutura Township

19 January 2015 Windhoek, Namibia I’m still trying to figure out what the guidebooks mean when they say that a trip to Katutura Township near Windhoek is a “must see!” Tourists have more money to spend on a dinner than … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, First Impressions

We woke to African birdsong. The travel was from St. Louis was long. Three planes, more than 36 hours travel time. Namibia is not set up for travel from the US. It’s easier to get here from Asia or Europe. … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: China, 11 July 2014

The Western at the Great Wall,” photo by Iris Lau Every student in the workshop had to have their photo taken with me. I was a “famous artist” from America, even though I told them I wasn’t. They thought I … Continue reading

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