Haunted Garden Artist Rania Peet

Over the past several years, Rania Peet was the creative mind behind the large-scale sculptures on display at Silver Spring, Maryland’s The Haunted Garden. Nosy neighbors and legal rigmarole shut down the home haunt this year. Still, Rania’s work has grown bigger and spookier than ever. How did you become involved with The Haunted Garden?…

Truman Capote and The Potato Book

or  In Cold Potato Leek Soup While weeding through my mother-in-law’s extensive collection of cookbooks, I came across The Potato Book, published in 1973 with a foreword by Truman Capote. Capote’s famous name conjures up a lot of images and associations for me, none of which have anything to do with potatoes. I flipped through…

Interview with DC Street Artist Kelly Towles

Kelly Towles’s work is all over Washignton, DC. Recently, he completed a massive mural near Nationals Park. Below, he answers questions about that piece and his other work. When and why did you first start putting up work around DC? I started doing graffiti back in the 90’s because I was a pretty pissed off…

Stikman in D.C.

The first stikman appeared in New York more than twenty years ago.  The figures can also be found in the streets of Boston, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C and other U.S. cities.  They are the work of an artist who goes by the name Stikman who has since moved on to gallery shows featuring fuller and…