Art

Daughter of the Water, Woman of the Leopard

  James Robinson·Sunday, May 7, 2017   They say stars fell on Alabama, what a beautiful night that must have been. Afrika fell on Alabama, with words of a thunderous storm of heritage lost. A daughter of the water flowed over our lives, powerful as a Blood Moon….

A Visit to Asiatique, The Riverfront in Bangkok

Asiatique is an experience!  It combines shopping with entertainment, and provides an active venue for the riverfront in Bangkok.  Photographer, Bernard Basley, his wife, Sarin, and daughter, Garnet (then, 3 years old), make their home in Bangkok.  These images are a peek at Asiatique:   – Bernie Basley…

Love’s Best Man

July 23, 2017   Susan Wylie  for James Robinson   Searching lifelong for love’s best man Deep the love, deep the life Deep the touch of two becoming one, Far becoming near Stranger in a strange land Swapping cell for cell Transforming Now familiar in a family land…

Look in the Mirror

“My son. Don’t compare yourself with other boys. You are different.” Dear Dad, I would like you to know that Everything you wanted to say but couldn’t; Every tear you cried behind closed doors; Every call you never picked up because you couldn’t; Every thought that you had…

Alex Wilhite: An Artist with Alabama Roots

“Melting Arctic”* Oil and Encaustic on Wood 24” x 18” x 1.5” 2016 Alex Wilhite, MFA The film, Muscle Shoals, blames the Singing River for attracting and enhancing the talented artists to the Shoals area. Tuscumbia AL, in the Shoals, was the birthplace of artist, philosopher, and activist,…

Reflection of a Soul Child

My 40+ year old baby cousin, Deanna, has been singing since she was 3; at least that was when I first experienced her singing, “I’m a Lion” from The Wiz. Since then, I have cried every time I hear her voice.  It takes my breath away.  Living away…

The Possibiilities

  The mirror and I, gaze with steady intent into each other’s eyes, Both of us begin grinning foolishly, as we simultaneously realize, That the world is our oyster, and no one can stop us, except us. No matter the odds or obstacles, we will smash them to dust….

In the Studio with Artist, Anna Arnold

June 13, 2017 – Working intuitively…is this a series? Pinning things together. The most interesting things are the antique, hand embroidered “caps”. Working like I used to listening to a movie or a recorded book or performance. Tonight, it’s the “Hidden Figures” DVD that I just purchased. Slowly…

Back in the Flow: Artist Anna Arnold in the Studio

I met the brilliance of  Anna Arnold several years ago, coveting one of her vibrant pieces of work, her Madonna and Child.  Clevelanders have been fortunate enough to be graced by the illumination of her work through city murals, paintings, masks, and the many mediums this artist employs…

There Is a Divine Force Within You

There Is a Divine Force within you. Since the day you drew your first breath, He was there. From the time you took your first step, He has held you upright. Since the first time you realized how powerful you are, He was present. When you cried, He…