In the Spring of 1874, sixty-five artists held an exhibition, outside of the official annual Salon, at 35 Boulevard de Capucines in Paris. It was a big scandal. They called themselves the Anonymous Society of Painters, Sculptors, Engravers, Etc. The critics called them the “Impressionists.” I think specific dates and specific places are important. Particularly the succession of dates and events and places. Okay, history.
Kintsukuroi is a Japanese noun meaning “to repair with gold” and is the “art of repairing pottery with gold or silver lacquer and the understanding that the piece is more beautiful for having been broken.” I write in a cultural space: from personal essays illustrated by Picasso’s early works, to summaries of early Marxist texts, to Mad Men theorizing, to poetry (lots of poetry), flash fiction and essays into the realm of the spirit. Images, however, reign supreme. At first, I used modern art, but now I mostly make my own.
I went down the rabbit hole and I haven’t looked back. Please contact me @ firstname.lastname@example.org for collaborations or other inquiries.