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Who was Cassandra?


  • In the Iliad, she is described as the loveliest of the daughters of Priam (King of Troy), and gifted with prophecy. The god Apollo loved her, but she spurned him. As a punishment, he decreed that no one would ever believe her. So when she told her fellow Trojans that the Greeks were hiding inside the wooden horse...well, you know what happened.

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February 02, 2014

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Lovely work, as always, Beth! I admire your way with words, word artist that you are as well as visual artist, in the way you can analyse your work and its motivations in such detail.

Your description reminded me of something I'd done myself--that is, something about Clive's painting of a jug and candlestick: http://thepalaceat2.blogspot.com/2013/05/master-jug-and-lady-candlestick.html

I'm thinking you need to bring your paints next time you come to Cooperstown and do a still life that includes our Oaxacan pottery last supper, where Jesus and the disciples are eating . . . watermelon!

Letting yourself express the moment or experience, however that may be, can often mean redefining and enlightening it. I love it.

The perspective is strange.Sometimes the pitcher seems to be in front and sometimes the candelabra.

I am so delighted by your work that when you offer a critical comment, I think, "What"?

Thanks, Marja-Leena!

Marly -- great idea! I would love to do that!

Hi Lorry, so good to hear from you.

Hattie -- yes, I agree with you!!

Duchesse, ​Awww!I am endlessly critical of my own work, unfortunately...maybe I can learn not to be. ​​But part of writing about making art for me is talking about the process and what goes on in my head, so the critical part has to be included, I think - otherwise each piece would stand alone rather than being like, let's see, the next pearl added to the string?​

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