FULL METAL HEROINE

BOOK TWO, LADY HELLGATE SERIES, BY GREG DRAGON review by Susannah Israel In the second book of this powerful fast-moving series, we find young Helga Ate back on the job as a Nighthawk. She has been pronounced physically fit for duty, and she’s getting ready for an official ceremony honoring her exemplary service. As weContinue reading “FULL METAL HEROINE”

FRIDA’S AMERICAN CRUCIBLE

Frida in America: The Creative Awakening of a Great Artist In-depth, up close and personal, Dr. Celia Stahr’s new book Frida In America takes us on a journey that gives a clear and honest representation of the artist, her artwork and the times that shaped them both. Artists fill many roles, preserving and celebrating tradition,Continue reading “FRIDA’S AMERICAN CRUCIBLE”

Hatshepsut, sculpture & Fijian diplomacy: a series in evolution

Young Hatshepsut was inspired by an exhibition of Egyptian art at San Francisco’s de Young Museum. After we spent a breathtaking day looking at ancient sculpture in the museum, I received this assignment from fellow sculptor Michelle Gregor: I was to make some Egyptian art. Over coffee she told me to go home and makeContinue reading “Hatshepsut, sculpture & Fijian diplomacy: a series in evolution”

FROM THE NOTEBOOKS: thoughts on working

Asolas: work in progress during the COVID-19 quarantine In early June, I began a new sculpture with the working title, “Quarantine”. This came from the title of a painting I had worked on during March and April 2020. It pictures a figure and a cat in a window, representing my personal experience of adjusting toContinue reading “FROM THE NOTEBOOKS: thoughts on working”