Saturday, March 26, 2016

More Spring Snow

The sound of the snow falling from the trees - boom - is impressive!

Monday, March 14, 2016


(photographs by Michael Asmar)

The Love a Life can show Below
Is but a filament, I know,
Of that diviner thing
That faints upon the face of Noon—
And smites the Tinder in the Sun—
And hinders Gabriel’s Wing—

‘Tis this—in Musi—hints and sways—
And far abroad on Summer days—
Distils uncertain pain—
‘Tis this enamors in the East—
And tints the Transit in the West
With harrowing Iodine—

‘Tis this—invites—appalls—endows—
Then—flings in Paradise—

The Love a Life Can Show Below... by Emily Dickinson (in the Public Domain)

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Artist: John Sabraw

We finally had a chance to see John Sabraw's beautiful work at the Idea Space, Colorado College (on the last day - March 5th). It is truly exquisite, representing the micro to the macro. I could see petri dishes, views through a microscope, a snapshot of these broken Appalachian streams, all the way out to the galaxy and views of cosmic clouds. Here is a great article in the Independent about the whole exhibition, and a video about John's process

I can't help but wonder what my experience at Ohio University would have been like had he been my teacher, since I also create poured paintings, and care deeply about the environment. 

Thursday, March 3, 2016