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My Article in Quillette Magazine: Art, Commerce, and Vision

Quillette Magazine published my article on why artists aren’t necessarily leftist: “Art, Commerce, and Vision.” If you don’t know Quillette, check it out! It’s an online platform for free speech. Here’s what I wrote my friends: I am delighted to send you my article on Quillette Magazine. It’s about why […]

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Art and Representation

Representation My husband Sabin Howard can sculpt. Think Carpeaux, Canova, or Augustus Saint-Gaudens. Think Michelangelo. He says, “Art represents us. How do we want to be represented?” It’s a fair question, and answering it leads me to all the reasons I’m not a post-modernist. Boiling it down, I believe in […]

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Recent Sabin Howard Articles, Podcasts & Videos

My husband Sabin Howard has been getting a lot of press lately because of the World War I Memorial. Here are some recent Sabin Howard articles, podcasts & videos. The Wall Street Journal ran a terrific article about him entitled “Conveying Horror and Heroism for World War I Memorial.” If […]

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Review: Sigmar Polke at the MOMA

I saw a lot of art in Italy. The Accademia in Venice, the Uffizi in Florence, the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, the Canova Gipsoteca in Possagno, and a thousand Tintoretto/Tiepolo/Giovanni Bellini-graced churches in Venice. Then I came home to NYC and went to the MOMA with my museum buddy Ying. […]

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Florence, the Medici Chapels, the Uffizi, and Social Media

There are too many tourists in Florence. Plenty of them are dreadful. Today I overheard an American as he stood in front of Leonardo’s sublime Annunciation and wondered aloud in a nasal voice if he would be “done” with the museum by 2:00. I wanted to spit at him. Some […]

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Marvelous Discovery: FOYLE’S WAR on Netflix

At night, after working all day and then tending to my little one and organizing dinner and cleanup, I pose for my husband, classical figurative sculptor Sabin Howard. This entails sitting and holding a particular expression and gesture while he sculpts. It’s work, not play, trust me. And it takes […]

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Posing for Sabin

Posing for Sabin Marriage is hard. The great philosopher of our time, Chris Rock, has this insight into love, but it applies to marriage even more. Just substitute the word “married” for the words “in love”: If you haven’t contemplated murder, you ain’t been in love. If you haven’t seriously […]

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Loving 24 on Netflix

24 on Netflix My husband Sabin is sculpting a bust of me. Posing is not glamorous. It is work. It consists of being perched on a high, uncushioned ladder so I’m at his eye level. It’s necessary to maintain a certain tilt of my head and drop of one shoulder, […]

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NEW VIDEO ABOUT SABIN HOWARD

SABIN HOWARD “THIS IS MY ART” 10142012 from Mark Forman on Vimeo.

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New review of THE ART OF LIFE

Review of THE ART OF LIFE From Atelier Mends Blogspot: “…this rich, intelligent study interweaving the history of classical sculpture and Howard’s own personal process finishes by leading the reader to understand the transformative power of art as a whole, through the eyes of one of its talented makers.  ” See […]

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ART TALK interview with my husband Sabin Howard

ART TALK interview with Classical Figurative Sculptor Sabin Howard Listen to internet radio with ArtTalk on Blog Talk Radio Sabin Howard grew up in New York City and in Torino, Italy. He studied art at the Philadelphia College of Art and then earned his MFA from the New York Academy […]

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Traci L. Slatton is the international bestselling author of historical, paranormal, and romantic novels.