Horn Island 1985-2007

To me Horn Island is paradise.  The bright hot sun, the blinding white sand, and the mosquitoes combine to take you away from your everyday world on the mainland. The comforts you take for granted  are replaced by living in a tent for seven days and nights under the starry...

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Essay: Dadaism

d ä d ä Definition: The Free Dictionary:Dadaism.

A European artistic and literary movement (1916-1923) that flouted conventional aesthetic and cultural values by producing works marked by nonsense, travesty, and incongruity. The term DaDa has no meaning or the same meaning in any language.  (French da da, hobbyhorse,...

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Essay: Conceptual Art

Who hasn’t heard of Picasso?  Matisse the master of color is world renown.  But have you ever heard of Marcel Duchamp? It is the following quote that set me off in pursuit of an art movement totally unknown to me.

“In the opening decades of the 20th Century, Duchamp is...

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My Modus Operandi Is Gluing

The denizens of the inner city, as New Orleans was called, had hot glue guns and guns of other ilk. Gluing was endemic to living in the city. And we were urbanites, make no mistake about that. Downtowners did not cross Canal Street if they could help it, and uptowners...

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