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Eye of the Storm: Shawn Thornton Paints His Cancer

How an artist channeled a pineal gland tumor into stunning paintings

Philadelphia-based artist Shawn Thornton, now 40, suffered from a cancerous tumor of the pineal gland in his 20s.  Later, he channeled the pain of that experience into creating paintings that speak both to contemporary and yonder periods of art. The works … Continue reading

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Monday Hearts for Madalene

Page Hodel creates beautiful hearts as a tribute to enduring love

It’s an honor for SevenPonds to share with our readers the story of the Monday Hearts for Madalene project, a true account of the power of love in the midst of death.The project’s origins take us to 2005: the moment Page Hodel encountered Madalene … Continue reading

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Monday Hearts for Madalene

Page Hodel creates beautiful hearts as a tribute to enduring love

It’s an honor for SevenPonds to share with our readers the story of the Monday Hearts for Madalene project, a true account of the power of love in the midst of death.The project’s origins take us to 2005: the moment Page Hodel encountered Madalene … Continue reading

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Altars of Loneliness: The Art of Joseph Cornell

Groundbreaking American artist expresses disenfranchised grief through surrealist assemblage

Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) is widely known as an American artist whose work influenced key developments in the contemporary art world, such as the Fluxus movement and the rise of installation art. His favored techniques of collage and assemblage using common, found … Continue reading

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“Strange Fruit (for David)” by Zoe Leonard Breathes New Life Into Death

Still Life tradition gets a makeover with this time-based memento mori installation

“Strange Fruit (for David)” by artist Zoe Leonard is as tender and fragile as it is innovative and…sometimes smelly. This installation comprises “Orange, banana, grapefruit, lemon, and avocado peels with thread, zippers, buttons, sinew, needles, plastic, wire, stickers, fabric, and trim … Continue reading

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What Kind of Life Do I Want to Live?

My reflections on the photography exhibition “Right, Before I Die”

Last night I attended a lovely photography exhibition that got me thinking not only about what it’s like to confront death, but also about what kind of life I want to live right now – at this exact moment in … Continue reading

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