Book Reviews

Devaluation of Creative Work?

I appreciate a good bargain like any other person, but this post about ‘more books than I can read in a lifetime’ gave me a feeling of unease instead of elation. The music industry was revolutionized with the easy availability first of CD, then online streaming of content–paid for legitimately or not to the point that global conscience about having to pay for music has devalued it to the point that almost no one I know feels it is aRead More

Chuukese Folk Tales

I started working on this project last year, when a grant was submitted to produce a collection of Chuukese folk tales gathered from the Chuukese community in Honolulu. Palama Settlement, where I volunteer and lead a keiki After School Enrichment watercolor program has been meeting the challenges to support their community over the past century. Hawai’i is a place where many immigrants have landed on these shores, some by choice, some feeling like this was their only choice for aRead More

Mother’s words by Nancy Wood

August 1, 2017 Book Reviews, Exhibits, New Work

Evening in Mo i Rana looking toward the Swedish border From┬áSpirit Walker, 1993, by Nancy Wood My most treasured book at home is Hollering Sun by Nancy Wood. It was published as a children’s book, but it is fit for any age. Wood gives words to that I fumble to find visually to describe my emotional state and relationship to nature and society. I’m still processing last summer in Iceland…and this latest road trip through Norway up to Mo iRead More