Worry has given way to a “nice rooted phase” for artist Ginny Parsons. Her mixed-media paintings of oil spills and endangered birds were infused not only with beeswax, stain remover, and detergent—“the materials of motherhood” —but also “some inescapable evidence of a world bigger than the happy ending.” Rather than a warning or lamentation, her current work celebrates a local microcosm of nature: Lincoln Park, so close to her home studio that it is practically an extension of her backyard.
Over the years, my father aspired to be a lot of things: a poet, a musician, a guru. But he never wanted to be my father.
May/June 2013 Calendar
Calendar March and April 2013
When Alameda photographer Anne Ross was in Budapest last May, she expanded her “Inside the Mind of a Doll” series with a doll she purchased at a local flea market and then photographed in a graveyard.
January-February 2013 Calendar
Patricia Edith: Saved by Art