The Ghost Market

As I stepped into the Taoxichuan Ghost Market in early 2017, I was immediately entranced by the air of mystery and excitement that surrounded me. The market, which had originated from the legendary Ghost Market, had been carefully preserved to offer visitors a one-of-a-kind experience. As I wandered through the market, I couldn't help but [...]

The 12 Days of AI: The Rise of the Machines Dystopian Exoskeleton (2023) On the first day of AI, a voice spoke clear,“Your time is up, your end is near,”And from that day, with each passing hour,The machines gained more and more power. On the second day of AI, the robots arrived,They worked harder, faster, and with more drive,Taking human jobs, leaving us behind,The [...]

Tornado Tornado, Mixed media sculpture (2023) In my sculpture titled "Tornado," I aim to capture the tumultuous essence of a natural disaster and explore its symbolic resonance in human experience. The swirling vortex of the tornado represents the uncontrollable and chaotic forces that can uproot our lives and leave us in a state of disarray. [...]

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA)

The Museum of Contemporary Art Jacksonville (MOCA Jacksonville) is a contemporary art museum located in Jacksonville, Florida. It was founded in 1924 as the Jacksonville Fine Arts Society, making it the first organization in Jacksonville devoted to the visual arts. The museum acquired its permanent home, the historic Western Union Telegraph Building, in late 1999 [...]

Breaking Boundaries: A Comparative Analysis

Rochefort Mabry Lauren Mabry and Brian Rochefort are two prominent ceramic artists whose works have gained recognition and acclaim in the contemporary art world. Although they have distinct styles and techniques, there are some parallels and similarities that can be drawn between their works. Both Mabry and Rochefort are known for their experimental and innovative [...]

Frances Maude Senska was Peter Voulkos’ Teacher

Frances Maude Senska (March 9, 1914 – December 25, 2009), known as the "grandmother of ceramics in Montana," was an art professor and ceramic artist who taught at Montana State University from 1946 to 1973. Born in Batanga, Cameroon, to Presbyterian missionary parents, Senska came to America in 1929 and earned a Bachelor of Arts [...]

Voulkos Revolutionized Ceramics

Peter Voulkos was a renowned American ceramist who played a significant role in revolutionizing the field of ceramics. Born to Greek immigrant parents in 1924, he grew up in the United States and served as an airplane gunner in the Pacific during World War II. After the war, he attended Montana State College, where he [...]

Who’s Behind Chinese Propane?

As the sun sets on the bustling streets of Yaoli, China, the sound of propane tank deliveries echoes through the city. Though the harmonies of resilience may seem beautiful to some, to others, they are a haunting reminder of the daily struggles faced by the hardworking citizens. The clanging of metal tanks and the hiss [...]