On #chalk, censorship and community

Amy is awesome!



IMG_5703Last month I attempted to create a communal chalk drawing, by inviting the guests at an event I organized to grab a piece of chalk on the way out and contribute to a drawing that I had already started. The event was an interview with Richard Demarco, arts patron, artist and national treasure of both Scotland and the UK. In the 1970s, Demarco cultivated a strong friendship with German artist Joseph Beuys, a performance artist who developed the idea of social sculpture, which meant that even a conversation could be a work of art. He also espoused the idea that everyone is an artist—everyone has an inner creativity that is just waiting to be tapped.

IMG_5643 My interview with Richard Demarco

Demarco, too, believes that. This is the creativity that we all access as children, as we draw in chalk on the sidewalk or colour outside…

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Art inspired by cadaver cross-sections.. neuroculture continues to transpire.

Fascinating blog post and relevant to Episode 60: illuminating the Self.


‘science needs art to frame the mystery, but art needs science so that not everything is a mystery’ — Jonah Lehrer

Angelico, 2012. mulberry paper. 19 x 22 x 1.5 inches

Lisa Nilsson has created a series of paper sculptures that depict cross-sections of the human body. Her inspiration? The Visible Human Project, a 1994 National Institutes of Health project in which the body of a convicted murderer was frozen and then cut into ~2,000 cross-sectional slices which were then digitized and put online.This piece on the left represents a midsagittal section (the one that passes through the center of the body dividing it into a left half and a right half) of the head of an angel.

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