Tag Archives: Craft

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Homesteading as Art and Revolution

Homesteading as Art and Revolution

Is homesteading still radical? Artist Heidi Norton, her parents, and other generations of their family discuss art, craft, and the back-to-the-land movements.

“Cuantos Mas?,” installation in Tijuana. Mexico. November 1998

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Tanya Aguiñiga / Transnational Arts Operative

Looking at Los Angeles

Looking at Los Angeles | Tanya Aguiñiga / Transnational Arts Operative

Danielle McCullough profiles Tanya Aguiñiga, an artist/activist whose works take many forms, many of which engage notions of transnational autobiography.

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Crafting a Moment

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Crafting a Moment

Red waterfalls hang frozen from tarnished candelabra arms above hardened wax puddles joined permanently to a floral cloth. Dew collects on the open mouths of emptied wine bottles as cool …

Tim Burton, “Batman Returns”, Video Still, 1992. Courtesy Warner Bros Pictures

Patriarchy: Catwoman’s Scratching Post

Patriarchy: Catwoman’s Scratching Post

When I was a little kid I was obsessed with comic books. I consumed anything super hero related with a sense of urgency. I imagined that some day I would …

harmony hammond “bagXI”, Mixed Media, 1971. Courtesy Harmony Hammond Collection of the artist

Fiber Art: The Queer Kid on the Bus

Fiber Art: The Queer Kid on the Bus

Contemporary fiber artists have a lot of baggage to handle. They have so much baggage in fact that they had to knit a bigger bag to fit everything in. Fiber …