Monday, August 16, 2010

Snapshot: Nazar boncuğu

This is a "nazar" or evil eye charm from Turkey (in Turkish it's called a "nazar boncuğu"). I first saw nazars in the Khan el-Khalili market of Cairo. It's popular all over the Middle East and North Africa where you'll see them hanging from rear view windows in many cars, especially taxis.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Snapshot: Klee finds color

Garden in St. Germain, European Quarter of Tunis (1914)

Paul Klee went on a trip to Tunisia and his art was never the same. A piece from this watershed moment in his life.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Snapshot: The art of Heather A. Wallis Murphy

Heather A. Wallis Murphy - wildlife biologist and artist. 
For information about her click here or more of her work here.