We spent last weekend in Philadelphia, immersed in art. First, many happy hours in the new Barnes Collection Museum, an immense and ecclectic collection. Piles of Renoirs and Matisses that I'd never seen before, piled three or four deep. On top of each pile was an old steel utility object - fancy antique door hinges, kitchen implements, mechanical ringers, mystery items.
The next day, many more hours in the Philadelphia Academy of Fine Art's magnificent building, gazing at their wonderful collection of paintings and sculptures. In the side street next to the PAFA we found a "crashed" WWII warplane that had been re-purposed as a greenhouse as an art project.
These are three interpretations from a small section of the fusilage.
Nancy Freeman is a native of California who lives now in Washington, DC. A lifelong artist, she paints portraits and other commissions for a living, which keeps her traditional skills tuned and supports her decades-old obsession with computer art, and pastel painting.
She is currently using her 15th, 16th, 17th, and 18th computers, but remembers when Dick Tracy had to make do with a two-way wrist radio.