Grains with gluten
aren’t bad for you,
how they are grown and processed are.
know your farmer
know your miller
know your baker.
learn how to eat and appreciate bread.
Cover art for self-published book
It felt a bit like Christmas when the first printing arrived. An internal vibratory experience: this is exactly how I felt.
A Seat at the Table
A handmade project of Solange’s A Seat at the Table vinyl cover in acrylic and origami mediums. Read this interview of Solange, by Beyonce. Listen to her album. Watch the music video. Solangemusic.com
State of Women
A campaign event inspired by Renaissance women.
The women of the Renaissance, like women of the Middle Ages, were denied all political rights and considered legally subject to their husbands. Women of all classes were expected to perform, first and foremost, the duties of housewife. Women who did not marry were not permitted to live independently. Instead, they lived in the households of their male relatives or, more often, joined a convent.
The theme of the life of a Renaissance woman was subjugation. A woman was controlled by her parents throughout her childhood, and then handed directly into the hands of a husband, whom she most likely had not chosen herself, and who would exercise control over her until her death or his. Only women of the highest class were given the chance to distinguish themselves, and this only rarely.
Find the cat.
Travel to unusual places with Rejse, Danish word for travel. The cover photo combines my favorite places in Houston: Rothko Chapel, a meditation labyrinth, the intersection of Taft and Westheimer. Pyongyang has a rich history of Buddhism and red lanterns.
The night sky presents a survey of a regularly-occurring darkness. That which is always largest in the night sky—the Moon. As the moon holds within her the totality of the feminine experience, she is most closely associated with the old and wise. Here’s a film brochure of spaceflight in modern cinema.
Paula Scher is a highly-accomplished American graphic designer, visual artist, art design educator, and the first female principal at Pentagram, which she joined in 1991. Her work is included in the collections of New York MoMA, the Library of Congress in Washington, DC, the Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich and the Centre Georges Pompidou. Enjoy this poster series.