Unusual inspiration provided by an Artsology reader

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I get a fair amount of e-mails with offers from people to write blog posts for Artsology, and I think I’ve pretty much said no to all of them, because they usually just want to promote something, and because most times the writing style has nothing in common with how I write and blog-post at […]

Urban pigs, in art and in the front yard

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Who ever said farm life is the only domain for pigs? It seems that there’s an influx of pigs into urban life, as you can see below. At left we have a street art mural seen in Bushwick featuring a chrome-finish piggy bank, courtesy of artist Joshua Santos Rivera, who is also known as “Bik,” […]

Unexpected friends at the antiques store

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I was walking around South Orange (NJ) today, when I happened upon this unexpected duo sitting in the front window of Ye Olde Curiositie Shoppe on South Orange Avenue. We’ve got a very bored-looking gargoyle seated next to a somewhat nervous or anxious rat. You can tell that it’s a rat because of its skinny […]

Holzer-like messages on the sidewalks

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Are you familiar with the artist Jenny Holzer? She is a conceptual artist with the main focus of her work being the presentation of words and ideas in public spaces. Some of her earliest (and best known) works are her “Truisms,” three of which are included below. Lately, as I’ve been walking my dogs along […]

Unintentional (?) art in the floor at MASS MoCA

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I enjoyed my visit to MASS MoCA the other day … it was a destination that I had wanted to visit for years, and finally got my chance. There were a number of great exhibitions, and the permanent collection (or “Long Term Exhibitions,” as they call them) had a lot of fascinating pieces spread throughout […]