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Collage Essay: On Self

By Dave Hood What is “self?” For most people, self means personal identity. Self answers the question: Who am I? Self is also part of the psyche or mind. It is a collection of experiences and memories, thoughts and emotions, … Continue reading

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Essay: Appreciating Beauty in Everyday Life

By Dave Hood “Beauty saves. Beauty heals. Beauty motivates. Beauty unites. Beauty returns us to our origins, and here lies the ultimate act of saving, of healing, of overcoming dualism. Beauty allows us to forget the pain and dwell on … Continue reading

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Prose Poem: The Abstract Painting

Dave Hood In the solace of his studio, after unexpected sad news, the abstract-expressionist painter, listens to Samuel Barber’s “Adagio for Strings,” A sorrowful sounding piece of music, evoking a feeling of melancholy within his psyche. The sound compels him … Continue reading

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Photo Essay: What’s the City Like?

Dave Hood The city can be like a jungle. Skyscrapers evoking a mood of the ominous, as if hiking alone in the unknown jungle. Street lamps and traffic lights standing as if various types of tropical trees. Always countless strangers … Continue reading

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The Art of Street Photography

By Dave Hood “You don’t make a photograph just with a camera. You bring to the act of photography all the pictures you have seen, the books you have read, the music you have heard, the people you have loved.” … Continue reading

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Essay: The Art of Photography

By Dave Hood “You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” ― Ansel Adams When is a photograph a work of art? Marcel Duchamp said anything can be art. Many people believe art is about form and content. Form referring to the … Continue reading

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Poem: What is Art?

By Dave Hood It’s a representation of  pleasing portrait, Still life of sunflowers standing in a vase memorable landscape of crimson autumn leaves falling from maple trees. It’s an abstraction crafted of circles, squares, amorphous shapes, Rainbows of colour. It’s … Continue reading

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