5 Aug 2017

Ebb and Swell

Ebb and Swell

When Marielle was seven, she visited her mother in The Philippines, in a group of islands called Cebu. The house was on the beach, and she could see the ocean from the upstairs. There were no windowsills, just wide holes displaying the water. Crabs and shells, relics of tides, were her playthings. She bathed in […]

30 Jul 2017

Maybe I Am

Maybe I Am

I’m trying to get into volunteering. I want to do something mental-health related, maybe a suicide prevention hotline. My friend committed suicide a few months ago; it’s personal now. I’m intrigued by the human brain, the ways we respond to each other. I’m always reading about this stuff, all the crazy things going on in […]

16 Jul 2017

Six Words, Six Years

Six Words, Six Years

  It was snowing that night. You can understand that recently out of a long marriage, she didn’t want to go to the Christmas party. Starting over isn’t merriment; it’s lonely, terrifying. But she spoke to herself with resolve. You have to get out in the world now, by yourself. That is how she came […]

9 Jun 2017

A Tintype Reveals

A Tintype Reveals

A few days ago, Margaret Muza took my tintype at her gorgeous studio in the Pfister lobby. The intricate chemical and photographic process she uses is a tale for another post—I’ve never seen anything like it, and the whole thing is truly fascinating. Something I wasn’t expecting, though, is the surreal moment Margaret places the […]

27 May 2017

Art in the Pfister Emboldens Us All

Art in the Pfister Emboldens Us All

There is a disruptive beauty when someone is deeply passionate about something. Disruptive because it halts you, makes you lean forward and listen carefully, nudges you to examine your own life to see if you care about anything that much. Maeve Jackson (www.maevejackson.com) has this type of passion about art. Ask her about videography or […]

25 Apr 2017

Margaret Muza: Musing About Her Muses (Part 2)

Margaret Muza: Musing About Her Muses (Part 2)

Before my time is up as the Narrator, I wanted to sit down with the new Artist-in-Residence Margaret Muza one last time (though I’m sure I’ll be back many times during her residency!) to get and share with you some of the back stories of the tintypes currently hanging in her studio.  As the walls […]