Thursday, June 24, 2010

Between the Folds

People are often surprised that I had wanted to be a scientist when I was a kid. They don't expect that from an artist. However, many artists I know find science to be a source of inspiration and material for their work. And some of us work scientifically, that's to say, methodically with a great use of mathematical and analytical thinking.

Some people may think art and science are at opposite ends of the spectrum, but I think they make great dancing partners. Between the Folds, which will be screened at the PABAF, is a great example of this. It is about the art of science and the science of art--as demonstrated through the versatility of origami.

Here's a sneak peek!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Who Does She Think She Is?

PABAF will be screening four provocative and inspiring films on November 6-7. One of them is Who Does She Think She Is? which I saw a few weeks ago at the Torpedo Factory in Alexandria, VA. It was one of the features of the Female Shorts Film and Video Showcase.

The film is about women who have chosen to follow their passion for creating, including the challenges, consequences, and sacrifices. It mainly follows the lives of five women who are both mothers and artists, but it also discusses the challenges facing women artists in the art world. Not surprisingly, the Guerrilla Girls make an appearance here with a message from Frida and Kathe.

If you missed the Torpedo Factory screening--don't worry! We're bringing it back to the DC metro area this fall. Join us for all the great events at the Book Arts Fair!