Loving Vincent

I saw the film Loving Vincent last week, and it was just incredible. Here is the blurb: “I saw 50 or 60 painters painting, and someone told me: ‘Oh it’s you! I’ve been painting you for six months.’ Probably a lot of them knew my face better than I,” jokes Robert Gulaczyk, who plays Vincent van Gogh [...]

The Little Cage of Ellis Bell

The Little Cage of Ellis Bell A Week-long Exhibit in the Hopkins Hall Gallery Summer Series 12th – 16th June   This project presents the work of British artists Victoria Brookland (art) and Zoë Brigley Thompson (poetry), alongside historic garments from the Ohio State Historic Costumes and Textiles Collection. In juxtaposition, the paintings, poems, and [...]

Poems on Stieglitz’s pictures of O’Keeffe

This month, I have some poems up on Compass Magazine based on the art and life of Georgia O'Keeffe. They draw on her paintings, her letters to her lover Alfred Stieglitz, his photographs of her, and descriptions of O’Keeffe by critics like Waldo Frank.It is in part inspired by the Tate Modern's current  major exhibition of Georgia O’Keeffe’s work. Years [...]

Capturing Columbus: The Cover Image for the Midnight Heart

A few people have asked me about the cover image of The Midnight Heart. it was taken in Franklinton, a somewhat neglected area of Columbus that actually predated the main city, but now is somewhat run down and poverty stricken. Columbus, as a kind of boom town, has recently started trying to revitalize Franklinton, and a number of arts workshops and markets have emerged in old factories. (There are rumours that parts of nuclear bombs were manufactured here!?)