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Art by A. M. Schaer


December 2020


Continuing to Explore Memory and Loss...

Perhaps because they are circular and turn like a wheel, I associate fans with memory and with my maternal grandmother, who didn't have AC in her apartment until 1970. This is a digital collage of a fan very much like the one she had with my late husband's face superimposed on the blades. It measures 12 x 12 inches, printed with archival ink on archival paper as an edition of 3.

The New Normal
I added this section at the beginning of lockdown in March and for the most part have focused on Covid issues here; however, the virus isn't the only thing driving change this year. With the murder of George Floyd, race relations came to a new and ugly head. Almost 53 years after the death of Martin Luther King we still haven't worked things out. How do we change? Why don't we change? I stumbled upon this thought-provoking interview featuring therapist Resmaa Menakem, and it motivated me to buy his latest book, "My Grandmother's Hands?  which I am working through now.

For My Students

Since the lockdown in March life drawing classes and labs have pretty much shut down. The following links are the best online substitutes I have found. Line of Action features sections on drawing animals, hands, and the clothed figure as well as the nude
Artist's Spotlight: Diane Gelman

Melting Ice Cream Cone , 33”h x 30”w, Acrylic on Hand carved foam core board, stryrofoam, resin, plastic beads

Food has been a frequent theme of Diane Gelman's paintings for some time, but during the pandemic, she's moved into sculpture. Her subjects include ice-cream cones, popsicles, chocolate layer cakes and more. I find these new works whimsical, creative, and funny. You can see more of her work at
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