15. Doodle Duck by Sommer Roman

#100DucksDC Guest Ducks 15-19

I’m going to put one hundred luminescent duck sculptures in a visible location somewhere in Washington, D.C. This post documents the creation of ducks fifteen through nineteen. You can see all the ducks I’ve created so far by going here. Recently, artist Sommer Roman and her husband Ben came to visit. While visiting, Sommer made two…

13. Onion Skins

#100DucksDC Gallery

I’m going to put one hundred luminescent duck sculptures in a visible location somewhere in Washington, D.C. Here are all the ducks created so far. I’ve blogged about each creation, and you can find that here.

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Trina Merry and the Fine Art of Bodypainting

Trina Merry created a series of striking images of models camouflaged in with local D.C. landmarks. Here, she talks more about her visit to D.C. and her unique work. On your website, you say musician Amanda Palmer introduced you to bodypaint. How did this meeting happen and how did it change you?  I worked in…

Joyce Carol Oates and Mike Tyson.

#100DucksDC: Joyce Carol Oates Edition (7-8)

I’m going to put one hundred luminescent duck sculptures in a visible location somewhere in Washington, D.C. This post documents the creation of ducks 7-8. You can follow my progress here. I wanted to make a duck out the yellowed pages of an old book but couldn’t bring myself to destroy a book from my…

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#100DucksDC: Ducks 1-2

I’m going to put one hundred luminescent duck sculptures in a visible location somewhere in Washington, D.C. This will occur at some yet-to-be-determined time after I’ve made a hundred ducks. I’ve told some people about this plan, and they’ve asked why I would to this. The best answer I can give is that many people…

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Civil War Ghosthunters

In 2005, I accompanied a team of paranormal investigators as they looked for ghosts at The Antietam National Battlefield. The resulting article appeared in The Frederick News-Post. Seeing as it’s the week of Halloween, I’m bringing the story back from the dead and posting it here: Civil War Ghosthunters: Seeking Antietam’s Supernatural  

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Why Visual Art Keeps Invading My Fiction

I rebelled by being conventional, by NOT going to art school. The product of three generations of visual artists, I studied Political Science, then moved from California to Washington, D.C. for internships. I wore ties. I went to press briefings. Of course, this lead to a quarter-life crisis to which my mom said, “The problem is you’re…

Andrew Gulli

Andrew Gulli on Hunting Down Lost Works from Fitzgerald, Steinbeck, and Other Masters

Earlier this month, The Strand Magazine editor Andrew Gulli made headlines around the world after announcing he’d found a portion of a previously unpublished F. Scott Fitzgerald novel. This latest find is one of many for Gulli. He has discovered and published previously unseen short stories from F. Scott Fitzgerald, Tennessee Williams, John Steinbeck, and Joseph Heller.…