Lafayette Square 2020 – additional thoughts

Racist and sexist attitudes and backsliding make the original promises of the founding fathers incomplete. Read More

Lila Asher’s Relief Print Demonstration

Lila Oliver Asher’s December 2017 solo-show at Washington Printmakers Gallery in Georgetown, Washington DC was called Favorites – Old and New. Lila’s works are so elegant., like the images on classical Greek urns. Lila’s economic use of line and uncluttered compositions effectively convey a timeless beauty of form. Her subjects were often indeed classical, religious,... Read More


“Insurrection”, a hand-pulled reduction relief print, is a symbolic representation of the events of that day. I use the dramatic exterior façade of the Capitol that witnessed most of the injuries to make clear to future viewers the importance of where they took place. Read More

Taming Adam

Taming Adam follows the epic poem Gilgamesh. Read More

Lafayette Square 2020

Peaceful Protest Free speech is protected by the U.S. Constitution. While peaceful public protest may be the only way to be heard and have grievous injustice finally corrected, it has risks in provoking violence. Today most protesters try to follow the effective examples of Gandhi, King and Mandela in peacefully seeking human rights justice. Some... Read More

Printmaking Methods

Printmaking is a way for artists to make multiple original copies of an artwork.  Usually they create an image on a “matrix” such as wood, metal, stencil or stone and repeatedly ink it and press it against paper. For carved and etched matrices, the artist can apply ink in two ways.  She creates a relief... Read More

Basic Strategies in Reading Photographs

Of course, you know what you like. But would you like to know more about how a photograph is composed? By learning what visual elements the artist uses to communicate with you, you may appreciate better why you like or don’t like a particular work of art. In the presentation below, the concepts are illustrated... Read More