Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gone Too Soon - for Christopher Al-Aswad

The Desperate Man by Gustave Courbet, 1844-45, Private Collection.

Christopher Al-Aswad used this work by Courbet as his avatar on his Twitter account @escapeintolife. Although I did not know him personally, he and I communicated and shared a similar outlet for our love of art and our desire to spread it through-out the world. We have all lost him much to soon and his particular curatorial selections will be missed by all who followed him.

The times we live in allow us to make connections with people we never could have made before the internet and it also allows the work of Christopher on this blog Escape into Life to carry-on without him, through his archives. If you have found your way to my blog I urge you to click through and look at Christopher's too, you won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Carrying on the Tradition

Ephraim Faience pottery in Lake Mills, WI continues to make beautiful pottery inspired by the Arts & Crafts movement. I should know because I have a piece in my own pottery collection.

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