…the past month I’ve been enveloped in art. Today my copy of Matthew Collings This is Modern Art arrived in the mail, and tonight, tired of writing poetry, I sneezed my way to the tv where I caught How Art Made the World on PBS. What is interesting about life is how what I’m doing is mirrored in what is around me. The PBS show began with the Venus of Willendorf, an iconic figurine found in Austria near the Danube river. Ironically, I’ve been reading Camille Paglia’s Sexual Personae which deals with art history, literature, and gender. She also begins with the Venus. Needless to say, I’m finding the differing theories of our need for art fascinating and consuming.