February 16, 2019

"Once there lived a king and queen who were rich and had everything they could wish for but no children. She complained day and night about this, and said,

"I am like a field on which nothing will grow."

Opening lines of "The Donkey," a Grimm's tale


And once there was a student w...

June 10, 2018

I teach because I want to see a world of citizen-artists. One of the astonishments of my life is this: given the right conditions and a minimum of instruction, the most extraordinary, memorable, art will arise from regular folks in unglamorous settings.

April 20, 2018

A pianist usually plays with ten fingers. By limiting John to just one, I invited in that which we normally try to keep out: awkwardness, tentativeness, not-knowing...

February 20, 2018

I think she's a woman's Mona Lisa.