The Suitcase Lady


January 17, 2017, 8:52 pm

About three week ago, I got winter out of the closet. Ever since studying Japanese art in college, I have followed the Japanese concept of living with artworks in tune with the seasons. So when the first heavy snowfall covered the ground, the time had come to bring out the winter pictures.

Over the years I have gathered a collection of art and ephemera from multiple sources. I have bought wonderful art in galleries, but also from thrift stores. Many of our artworks have been gifts from artists, others are pictures I’ve cut out of magazines and discarded library books. I am also a devotee of affiche…..I’ve been known to remove posters from walls, but only after the event advertised on them has past.

Our art is displayed throughout the house. We do not have a tokonoma, a Japanese alcove for displaying seasonal art, but our white wavy shelf serves that purpose. Here is our winter gallery, provenance included.


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