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This blog is about---You! Each and every post is about you. Use it to challenge your usual patterns, as a tool for self-discovery, to stimulate your thinking, to learn about yourself and to answer your questions about others.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

You and Art

As a reader of this blog, you are interested in psychology and probably appreciate art or, at least, are a person who enjoys visuals.  Of all the pictures I have put up, two have really resonated with you.  They are both by Adrienne Pao who is a professional photographer; there have been a number of comments to me about them:  They are both titled, Meditation.  If you haven't seen them yet and are curious, you can find them by scrolling back to "Older Posts" at the bottom of each page.
Ms Pao has exhibited internationally (Brazil, Canada, etc.), has had her work shown in several museums and has been published in The New York times, Marie Claire magazine and in a couple of books.  If you are one of the readers who enjoyed her work here, you can see more of it and see her latest doings by visiting her blog linked above.  She also has a website.

One of the series she is currently working on is about the Hawaiian culture; one photograph from that series is shown here.  A photograph from another series, the Dress Tents will be featured at an upcoming auction at The Academy of Art where she teaches fine arts photography.

Her beautifully done website and blog were created by graphic designer, Wrenay Charlton.  Here is how you can access Ms Charlton:
Note:  Ms Charlton's own website is currently unavailable; please check it later if you are interested in learning more about her work.


  1. Not being initially much in the Art Scene, I first had trouble relating to art at all. Generally, I would look at Art as interesting, disturbing, junk, something to fill someone's time who did not have anything productive to do. Over time and many, many visits to art shows, gallaries and auctions. I have come to appreciate some wonderful qualities of some art. I admit, I still have trouble with some of the "art." Not so much the provocative thought producing pieces, but the abstract sculptures, that I can't imagine in anyone's home. I a drawn to pieces such as Adrienne Pao's work, especially the Hawaii series and the dress tent series as they present powerful, elegant, thought provoking ideas in a stunningly beautiful context. Ms. Charlton's website is easy to look at, simple and clear in concept. Her work is often quite thought provoking.

  2. I appreciate your thoughtful comment here. Thank you for sharing your personal perspective. Paula