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How to Write an Artwork Essay

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Mining Your Artwork for Meaning and Methods

I was recently in a funk with my artwork from so much sheltering in place and the repetition of my schedule, my meals, etc. I am not complaining; I have it pretty easy compared to many others. But the funk is still the funk! So I listened to the audio version of the New Yorker art critic, Jerry Saltz’s, How to Be an Artist. It worked. And led me to write an artwork essay about my current photo series.

One of his points that stuck with me was about placing one’s art in the current moment and not try to fit it into art standards or methods of the past. He inspired me to embrace my tools, my methods, and my results as being part of my creative commentary on today, for today. Read more

Poetry and Prose for the Planet

photo - saying goodbye to my merchandised self by roxanne darling


Poetry and Prose for the Planet

Friday • August 14, 2020
12 – 1 pm EDT

The Cream Literary Alliance and the City of West Palm Beach Office of Sustainability present Poetry and Prose for the Planet, a literary event examining climate change.

This event features the following:
Roxanne Darling: artist and poet
Richard W. Emory, Jr.: author of Fighting Pollution and Climate Change: An EPA Veteran’s Guide How to Join in Saving Our Life on Planet Earth
Eduardo Condes: poet
Ellis Elliott: poet
Amy Dahan: poet
Laurie Kuntz: poet
David Spielberg: poet and writer Read more