Some Truth for Today

The position of art to-day is like that of a river where many tributaries meeting at one point, suddenly turn the steady flow to turbulence, the many streams jostling each other and the different currents pulling hither and thither. After a time these newly-met forces will adjust themselves to the altered condition, and a larger, finer stream be the result. Something analogous to this would seem to be happening in art at the present time, when all nations and all schools are acting and reacting upon each other, and art is losing its national characteristics. The hope of the future is that a larger and deeper art, answering to the altered conditions of humanity, will result. 

-Harold Speed, The Practice and Science of Drawing
 

Hathi Trust Digital Library

I love free resources. Especially good free resources. Has anyone ever come across the Hathi Trust Digital Library? They have access to LOTS of art books (and other books, of course).  AND, if you have a student ID and password from a school they're partnered with, you can download the pdf/ebooks for free!  

Some of the books I'm reading:

Some Truth for Today

There are moments in our lives, there are moments in a day, when we seem to see beyond the usual.  Such are the moments of our greatest happiness.  Such are the moments of our greatest wisdom.  If one could but recall his vision by some sort of sign.  It was in this hope that the arts were invented.  Sign-posts on the way to what may be.  Sign-posts toward greater knowledge.

-Robert Henri

Working on a New Website!

I'm really excited about this new, streamlined format with Squarespace!  I hope you like what you see and come back to see some of the new stuff I will be posting in the future.