Why I Would Have Failed Kindergarten In China

Well, it turns out that writing with a chiseled marker from an art store is NOT the same thing as Chinese calligraphy. That was a painful surprise. We used a brush and ink, which I have done many times in the past (although never before with an authentic calligraphy brush from China), but we were expected to produce uniform lines. Uniform! As in all the same width. That’s not what calligraphy is, I thought. Haven’t you seen wedding invitations done in calligraphy?

Remembering Our Fallen, 2017 Memorial Day

Remembering Our Fallen: A Memorial Day Public Art Project by Ellen Rogers. This piece remembers and honors the American military personnel who have died during the Iraq and Afghanistan wars over the last sixteen years. Names of the 6914 US soldiers displayed in a field.