Art

Behold, a box

Art
by Chelsea Boes
Posted 4/19/12, 03:48 pm

Last week a friend handed me a guitar box. He told me I could keep it if I wrote about what I did with it.

Yesterday in a fit of inspiration I smashed out its seams, tore off its edges and laid it flat. Thus flattened, it stretched taller than me in one direction and almost as tall as me in the other.

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The portrait

Art
by Chelsea Boes
Posted 1/26/12, 05:01 pm

I became a painter on an impulse my freshman year of college. My paintings reveal that I have tenacity rather than training.

Recently my mother asked me to paint a portrait of my deceased Norwegian grandfather as a gift for his 94-year-old widow, my grandmother. "She would love it," mom said.

"Yes," I answered, after some hesitation. I thought the task beyond me.

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Trying to understand modern art

Art
by Andrée Seu Peterson
Posted 1/25/12, 01:59 pm

Someone will have to teach me about modern art. I was invited to an exhibition at an art center in Detroit, and I would like to describe it to you as best I can: The "artists" (the quotation marks are not to be snide, but are there because I am not sure if I've been had) are all Norwegian, and I will not name the institute sponsoring them, but it is an "important" one, as they say.

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