How to Print Cyanotypes

How to Print Cyanotypes

What is a Cyanotype? Cyanotypes are a photographic process where sensitized paper or fabric is exposed to the sun (or other UV light source) in order to make an artistic print. The process was invented in 1842 by Sir John Frederick William Herschel, who wanted a quick...
Ruth Asawa and the Mythical Basketmaker of Mexico

Ruth Asawa and the Mythical Basketmaker of Mexico

On the origins of Ruth Asawa’s method for creating her suspended wire sculptures. The Myth There is a myth about Ruth Asawa, the Japanese-American sculptor known for her suspended wire forms. The myth says that she went to Mexico in 1947 (or ‘48) and “a local...

Class: The Doll as Storyteller with Nicole Havekost

Artist Nicole Havekost, whose work I saw at Woman Made Gallery and I interviewed here, is teaching a workshop in November 2019 called the Doll as Storyteller, at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts. Read all about the class here. And know that if cost is a barrier,...
Breaking the Bronze Ceiling

Breaking the Bronze Ceiling

For whatever reason, people in Chicago and all over the world are starting to notice how few women have been honored with a public, outdoor statue. I’m starting to see and hear about it everywhere and want to share some of the interesting articles and podcasts...