Just back from Myanmar
(Burma), I've been catching up on the See
contest entries during the long nights of jet lag-induced insomnia.
Next week I'll share some images of apartment living, Rangoon-style, but this
week I thought I'd stay close to home.
By virtue of getting to live with an artist, the painter and illustrator Erica
Harris, I get to live with a lot of art as well. In concession to my modernist
bedroom and living
room are pretty spare, but we splash out a bit more in the den, mixing Erica's
collages" with mounted vintage gameboards and art by Kelly
Lynn Jones, Amy Ruppel,
and others. Franklin the cat, who's a real piece of work himself, seems to like
And since Erica's studio is in our home, there's always a profusion of art there in various stages of completion:
Erica's art even makes its way to our media and book shelves: her work appears
on the cover of the excellent Ian
disc and on Mark McAdam's
upcoming cd "Calvacade"; her paintings appear on books by Carol
Emshwiller and Kellie
Paintbrushes in the sink and turpentine in the air notwithstanding, living
with art is one of my favorite parts of the art of living.