Love, memory, making

Today, I was absolutely stunned by a blog post on "Kitchen Vignettes" which combined memories of a much-missed mother with her signature summer recipe, together with a video of the daughter picking the fruit and making the dessert.  There is a beautiful response on the blog post which says: "The video stunning (because you weave …

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Gee’s Bend Quilts as flags

I have a large-size book of visual inspiration called "Gee's Bend: the Architecture of the Quilt".  Every now and then, I feel the need to look through it again - at pictures of the giant, off-centre, off-everything, bold modern geometric shapes.  Made quietly by poor women in Alabama, mostly to keep their family warm - …

Name digital picture files for easy retrieval

computer, backup, file naming

This is just one good way to label digital picture files, as practiced by professional photographer, Michael Greco. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1lutNrHI_ac Notice, I'm just suggesting it as one good idea - the video clip itself is titled "The World's Best File Naming System" - and this raised the heckles of commenters on the comments section.  Some were …

Caravaggio brought to life

The paintings of Renaissance painter are brought to life in this videoed performance of tableaux vivants: acting, sculpture and painting together. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nIeyulbiB0A For me, this is a giant confirmation of Andrew Graham-Dixon's comments in his lecture (in Edinburgh 2018) that Caravaggio was so immersed in sculpture, that he painted lifelike depictions of real bodies in …