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November 10, 2019

We don’t often think of witchcraft or black magic in the same thought as art, but multi-disciplined artist, Kabriele (Kabö) Rosas counts these influences as part of many that inspire her work. In addition to connecting deeply with these ideas, travelling and exploring...

September 21, 2019

                                                                        Split, Croatia

Res...

August 4, 2019

                                                    My corner store, Mexico. Photo, Linda Laino

I love small stores. Over the last twenty years o...

July 30, 2019

                                           Prepping the wall (Photo: Finn Pedersen)

Part three (!) and final post on my mandala mural process.  As with many projects...

July 27, 2019

                          A walk on a dusty road with friends. (photo: Evelyne Pouget)

I fell in love with Mexico on my first trip in 1989. I was on my honeymoon and travelled around by bus for a month wit...

March 4, 2019

As I wrote in my last post, this mandala mural design developed into a theme of Mexican folk art. I say "developed" because I really didn't plan it that way. I don't conciously work in any kind of theme, but it wasn't until I started gathering images that I was drawn t...

February 14, 2019

Painting  La Rinconada,  2014 (Photo: Todd McIntosh)

People often ask me how I came to make mandalas, what my inspiration is, and what my technical and creative processes are like. I recently received a new commission and so I thought I would blog about it fro...

July 20, 2018

 Coffee "shop" in the middle of nowhere outside of Taos.

     I hope you had a chance to read Part One of this post, where I talk about amazing residency experiences offered by The VCCA in Virginia, and Le Moulin à Nef in France. These next two residencies wer...

June 20, 2018

This essay was originally published in Elephant Journal in 2015

    Pase or Pasele are words I hear many times during my day here in Mexico. In Spanish, it literally means “pass” or “pass yourself, but translates to Go on or You first.  Please.  I insist. It i...

May 14, 2018

Memento Mori: Path. Second of Three Panels. Created at the Fundacion Valparaiso, Spain.

    Imagine waking up in a gorgeous, centuries old Moorish olive mill to an amazing light across the mountains outside your window. There is a wonderful cook and pamper person t...

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