This Artist’s Life by Mel Ahlborn

When the Transaction from Art is Insight

When the Transaction from Art is Insight

I've always wanted to use my art to make a record of a personal discovery. What I see, what I read, people that I have spent time with - this...

When the Transaction from Art is Insight

I've always wanted to use my art to make a record of a personal discovery. What I see, what I read, people that I have spent time with - this...

The Transactions of the Artist

The Transactions of the Artist

When I  begin to make a piece of art, all sorts of transactions fire up. Some I push down, some I silence completely, some I put off to the side...

The Transactions of the Artist

When I  begin to make a piece of art, all sorts of transactions fire up. Some I push down, some I silence completely, some I put off to the side...

The Transactions of Art

The Transactions of Art

I'm fascinated about this concept of art as a transaction, and whether or not the artist has a role to play in that.   If the artist is considered the...

The Transactions of Art

I'm fascinated about this concept of art as a transaction, and whether or not the artist has a role to play in that.   If the artist is considered the...

What Should We Expect of Art?

What Should We Expect of Art?

Is art transactional, an assumed exchange between art and viewer, or art and collector? In a recent New York Times Magazine Letter from the Editor, Hanya Yanagihara asks the question...

What Should We Expect of Art?

Is art transactional, an assumed exchange between art and viewer, or art and collector? In a recent New York Times Magazine Letter from the Editor, Hanya Yanagihara asks the question...

Beyond Aesthetics: The Artist as Practicing Theologian

Beyond Aesthetics: The Artist as Practicing The...

Today visual imagery rivals the verbal as primary source material for Christian formation, or lack thereof.

Beyond Aesthetics: The Artist as Practicing The...

Today visual imagery rivals the verbal as primary source material for Christian formation, or lack thereof.