About

Welcome!  I heard someone say today, as she was reading a quote out loud, “This is an art historian, and you can never understand them.”  And I thought, yes, that reputation, though not true across the board, is in general well deserved.  Which is why my goals here are about making art accessible, whether it’s current art or art history; to show people that you can talk about more than pretty colors (which is fine, of course!) without pretension or snobbiness; that art is not about being right or wrong, but about being moved, or challenged, or about learning something.  It’s about revelation and epiphanies, connecting with the past, and living in your present.  So grab your coffee or tea and hang out with me virtually, and feel free to comment — I’d like to hear what you have to say!

A little bit about me:  I live in Madison, Wisconsin, which is the first place in my peripatetic adult life that’s really felt like home.  I spend most of my time trying to keep as many spinning plates balanced on sticks as I can.  Know what I mean? I have a BA in English, an MA in Art History, and did one year of PhD coursework in Art History.  I ran away from grad school screaming and can’t say that I’ve regretted it, but I did start really missing art history a couple of years ago, so this blog became one of the spinning plates!

Another one of my plates is freelance editing, writing, and proofreading. I seriously love it.  I might even consider it a calling. Currently I contribute to Kunstpedia and edit for the Ancient History Encyclopedia. Here’s more information, and/or contact me through my contact form if you need editing or proofreading services – I’d love to discuss your project with you!

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