Clanmother

Blogger, Visual Storyteller, Traveler and Life-long Learner

Terracotta Warriors: I Through the Space of Time

As I search the streets of Vancouver, Canada for Terracotta Warriors, archaeologists in China have unearthed 114 Terracotta Warriors at the Qin Shi Huangdi dynasty tomb complex near Xian in Shaanxi province. Even though some of the Warriors were found in pieces, they bear the remnants of their richly intense colours. Research teams found evidence of […]

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Edgar Degas @ 178

“Everyone has talent at twenty-five. The difficulty is to have it at fifty.” Edgar Degas The art world is commemorating Edgar Degas’ 178th birthday. I have always wondered about our preoccupations with birthdays, because there are so many other days to celebrate.  Perhaps it speaks to beginnings, the prelude to being, or maybe it’s simply […]

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Terracotta Warriors: Year of the Dragon

We are living in the Year of the Dragon which promises good fortune, wealth, prosperity and longevity. The Dragon was the symbol of imperial power. The throne of China’s emperors, from the days of Qin Shi Huangdi until the death of Empress Dowager Cixi, was known as the Dragon Throne. Of the twelve animals featured […]

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Mystery Solved

My May 2, 2012 post, The Angst of Edvard Munch, noted that The Scream sold for $119.9M US in a record art auction.   No one knew who bought it – although that was the question on everyone’s mind.  Good news!  The mystery has been solved – first by the Wall Street Journal on July 6th […]

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Terracotta Warriors: Aging of Time

We live in a dimension where time is finite; there is an aging process. Even so, we understand that wisdom is ageless – that the infinite resides in the transfer of thoughts and ideas from generation to generation.  It is in the giving and accepting that we experience profound joy. The Wisdom of Confucius “Everything […]

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Painting Sells for $35.6 Million

Someone ran out of money. That is how a story always starts. We usually hear the ending. And by that time nobody really knows or cares about the beginning. They just see a headline that proclaims: John Constable painting “The Lock” sells for $35.6 million. The seller, Baroness Carmen Thyssen-Bornemisza, a former Miss Spain and […]

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Terracotta Warriors: Tlingit Warrior

Tlingit Warrior by Una-Ann Moyer celebrates cultural influences. The Tlingit people were indigenous to the Pacific Northwest Coast of America. They call themselves Lingit – People of the Tides.  They have a rich and dynamic heritage that respects family traditions and honours oral history. The Tlingit society is a matrilineal society that is divided into […]

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Happy Birthday, Antoni Gaudí!

“Those who look for the laws of Nature as a support for their new works collaborate with the creator.” Antoni Gaudí December 2007, I travelled to Barcelona to experience Antoni Gaudí.  The Temple De La Sagrada Familia was breathtaking, even mesmerizing.  Although Antoni Gaudí’s architectural designs were in the fashion of the  Spanish variant of […]

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