A Totalizing Aesthetic without Distinctions

…Egyptian art is a communication system. Johnson notes that “the Egyptians never allowed the purely pictorial forms to escape from their primary task of communicating information.” This reminds me of my work in graphic design; an aesthetically pleasing layout is drafted and developed into a style guide which is then followed carefully on subsequent work. While the design must be visually appealing, it’s primary purpose is communication…

George Floyd Was My Neighbor

…I was taking a walk in our neighborhood with my husband yesterday evening, enjoying an ice cream treat and talking about the above when we found ourselves witness to an arrest. For some reason, I had the thought that perhaps we should stay and make sure the arrested man (who was black) was okay, since the police officer I saw was white. Instead, I thought that it was probably fine; that there was no reason for me to involve myself…