15th Jan 2019
John Stanazzi

Let Me Tell You About My Father…

I invited some of the special people I know ~ from poets whose work has appeared in Combustus magazine to a dancer friend of mine who immigrated from Hungary ~ to share with us some of the wisdom they’ve received over the years from their fathers as well as what has been passed on to their own children.

13th Jul 2018

Just Be Yourself, You Are Wonderful: Modern Fresco Painter Ali Cavanaugh On Finding Forgiveness and Freedom

"I know what that is like when you can't hold it together any longer, when it just all comes down on top of you."

02nd Jul 2018

We Were All Women in the Womb: Icelandic Drag Performers On Feminism and Free Expression

"Gender is a social construct and drag breaks it down and reconstructs it."

01st Mar 2018

“Beauty Is Not Perfection, It Is Sublimating the Imperfect”: Interview with Helene Delmaire, France

“The strongest love is the love that can demonstrate its fragility.” ― Paulo Coelho, Eleven Minutes

13th Feb 2018

For the Love of Music and Beauty: Interview with Singer, Songwriter, Halie Loren

"...And you are reminded of just how strong this medium is and yet also how little it has to do with you. You realize that it's not just about you." ~ Halie Loren

16th Jan 2018

The New Year and the Self-Portrait as Self-Reflection: Interview with Jaakko Savolainen, Finland

"Making a self-portrait is a very emotional and impulsive process."

01st Oct 2017

The Sea Casts Its Spell: Interview with Oslo, Norway Figurative Painter, Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen

"If you as a child would approve of how you live your life, then you’re doing it right." ~Henrik Aarrestad Uldalen, painter, Oslo, Norway

17th Jul 2017

Gary Briechle, Rockland, Maine: Wet-plate Collodion Camera Slows Life Down Into Intimate Moments

"When I make a photograph, it has the feeling of a miracle. Almost like a zen thing. The good pictures, I can’t take full credit for them. You don’t make a photograph so much as receive it. I wander around with my eyes open, and I’m just hoping for the best. Sometimes things that you’d never think would be special, you just hit upon, not fully understanding at the time why." ~Gary Briechle, photographer, Rockland, Maine

01st Jun 2017

Christina Bothwell, Sculptures in Glass and Stone

"I was a little surprised to hear so many people express that they perceive my pieces as being intentionally disturbing. Wanting to explore the workings of the unconscious tends to make people feel uncomfortable. They imagine death...I like to think of insects caught in amber."

12th Jan 2017

Beauty Lies In Our Ability to Abandon Ourselves: Interview with Muralist Dante Horoiwa

"After a mural is finished, people will begin to picnic in front of the painting. It is almost impossible not to look at it."

24th Jun 2016

Now We Bow Our Heads: Interview with Poet Ralph Pennel

But I believe that we all, at the very least, should have some. Beauty, that is. Maybe even just a little more. That even in a poem about beauty we must be moved to see its two sure hands and how our own fit perfectly inside them.

17th Jun 2016
"Sebastian" 48" x 72" Oil on canvas 2011 For "The Passions" solo exhibition in October 2011 at Lyons Wier Gallery, New York City

The Fertile Ground of New York City Oil Painter Martin Wittfooth

"I'm exploring allegories of rebirth: the notion that we often have to let something die (metaphorically speaking) for something else to be allowed to be realized and flourish."

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