Category Archives: Art
10 Shrines of History, Politics, and Wonder – a.k.a. Museums
Museums throw open the doors to the past, the future, and the facts and opinions we might never otherwise come in contact with. Recently, Knyght and I visit The Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago. We meant to stay just … Continue reading
Mars Chastises Cupid
People have not been, historically, completely repressed. The more I learn of human history, the less I believe in the “good old days”. That’s not to say it was all bad! Actually, the best parts of humanity seemed to be … Continue reading
Ritual: A Standby of Human History
Rituals. Hm… Let’s tackle this one. We all have them. Like little puppies or monstrous fat mean cats. Definition: (because I have that bachelor degree for a reason and it wasn’t to party 🙂 rit·u·al noun 1. an established … Continue reading
Stealing the Fantastic From History: Ancient Assyria, Star Wars and the Unending Well of the Creative
When you enter the front entrance on the southern end of the Seattle Art Museum, you are faced with a cascade of wide open stairs the color of tinted sand. Facing you as you approach are beasts, semi fantastical, large, … Continue reading
Debt or Chains?
More than any other genre, epic fantasy owes a debt to the past. From Star Wars to Harry Potter, the major brands of fantasy have their own version of the orthodox struggle of good and evil, often portrayed as the … Continue reading
Graphics: I’m going back to Preschool!
There are so many benefits do being able to produce your own graphics these days, especially for those of us in social media who enjoy creativity. Sometimes I just want to be able to show everyone what’s rattling around between … Continue reading