This past week marked the inauguration of the Seattle Design Festival. I attended a trio of talks, one part of the Festival, and two others at Town Hall that considered related topics. Some of the ideas mentioned were like old friends returning for a visit: Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson’s biophilia hypothesis that posits that people… Read more »
Written from Seattle, these essays pursue ideas and enthusiasms about visual art, the built environment, and landscape. They issue from close observation and description, and they coalesce around intersections and associations.
Leaves crunch underfoot. (I seek them out and jump with delight upon them.) The cherry tomatoes are so sweet, and dahlias finally begin to bloom, but the warm sun belies autumn’s coming. This week, I went to see the Seattle Art Museum’s shows Beauty and Bounty: American Art in an Age of Exploration and Reclaimed: Nature… Read more »