While Smithson began work as a painter, he later met Nancy Holt, a sculptor who he would eventually marry. Seeing his wife’s love for sculpting, Smithson began to accumulate an interest for the art as well, and soon found himself involved in conceptual art. Drawing from his life long allure to nature, Smithson began using the materials of the land to sculpt what he called his “Earth works” (Robertsmithson.org. )Using materials of the land, such as rock and gravel, Smithson created some of the world’s most famous land art, including the Spiral Jetty in 1970, which is a 15 foot-wide spiral of rocks and debris. In 1973, as smithson was headed to a survey site for his latest work, the Amarillo Ramp, his plane crashed and he was killed at the age of 35.
Robert Frost Essay Robert Frost was an American poet. His work frequently talked about rural life in England during the early twentieth century. Frost’s poetry is highly recognized and has won many prizes.His last two poems I have read were entitled “The Pasture” and “The Cow in Apple-Time”. Frost uses words and images to invite the reader to explore nature. Frost’s point of view towards nature is very respectful and he appreciates it greatly.
For my museum report I chose to visit the Bowers Museum in Garden Grove California. The gallery that was my favorite by far was the gallery representing early California. Inside this gallery there were a few dozen paintings of what California used to look like before the industrialization that we have today. That’s when I noticed “South Sierra Lake” by Edgar Alwin Payne. Being an avid outdoorsman this painting spoke to me like none of the others, it reminded me of all the memorable days I’ve spent backpacking through the Sierra Nevada mountains with my friends.
He was 27 years old when he decided to become a full-time author, after having spent some time working odd jobs such as tree planting, dishwasher, security guard, and parking lot attendant. The travelling throughout his childhood continued into adulthood where he has visited various countries including Iran and Turkey and spent over a year in India. It has been said that his travels throughout his life have influenced his writing, and he continues to travel using the knowledge he gains while travelling to develop his storylines. Martel has a great interest in temples, churches, and zoos. This greatly impacted his way of writing when he wrote Life of Pi, his inner person is brought into fruition.
Frank Chin's Donald Duk is a spirited novel of education whose comic protagonist makes a welcome addition to the roster of American literary boy heroes. The novel entertains readers with its coming-of-age account of twelve-year-old Donald carping and spluttering his way to new understanding--about himself, about his community, about his place in American society. Yet beyond any entertainment value, the author clearly intends his novel to have a serious didactic purpose. Stories, according to Chin, are essential to an education that would "create informed, morally conscious citizens"; he claims that Chinese legends and stories are a "valuable tool" for reminding Chinese-Americans of their heritage and a "necessity" for bringing understanding to white Americans about the history and culture of others. (1) The novel exemplifies his claim; Donald Duk's comic strip bildungsroman becomes a novel of education for readers as well--especially for white readers.
Mary Lou Flores HIST: 2312 Tues/Thur 1:00 PM- 2:30 PM November 30, 2010 Marco Polo’s Record of History As Marco Polo traveled through the Silk Road of the Western world, he kept a journal to document his encounters and experiences. Without his documentation, perhaps today we would not have a good interpretation of the leadership, religious beliefs, or trading policies of China during the 42 years of rule of the Khan. It is worth mentioning during Polo’s travel and stay, he developed a trusting relationship with the Emperor Kublai Khan therefore he is able to give us a more insightful and accurate record of his travels and the culture of others. For the Emperor to be described as only the second greatest man to walk the earth since
Anthropology 101 September 5th, 2012 Anthropologist: Clifford Geertz Clifford Geertz was born on August 23rd in the year of 1926. He grew up in the city of San Francisco, and when he was three years old his parents divorced and was raised by a distant relative in California. Once Geertz turned seventeen he joined the U.S. navy and served from 1943-1945. After World War II, he attended Antioch College where he wanted to major in English and become a writer. Geertz believed that English limited his abilities and instead majored in philosophy.
It depicts the life of the protagonist ‘Wang Lung’, who is a microcosm for the rest of the farming population in China. The novel focuses on the hardships that he encounters in his life and how being attuned with the earth allows him to overcome these hardships. Pearl Buck’s childhood and experiences in China had a significant impact on why she wanted to write the novel. Pearl S. Buck’s parents, within three months of her birth, relocated to China, where they would raise their three children. Pearl S. Buck’s parents were American evangelists, intent on spreading the word of Christianity in China.
One can not help but marvel at the beauty of the Chinese landscapes, the vast space, the intricacies, the imaginative structures, the subtle colorations. To a western eye they are beautiful but to the Chinese they are far more. The paintings embody or portray all aspects of Tao. The caligraphy and imagery in each painting take on spiritual significance. The artist-scholar can spend years searching for understanding in each work.
Born in 1902, Carl Rogers was brought up in a very religious family who believed in the virtues of hard work. At the age of twelve, his family bought a farm – Rogers believed one of their reasons for doing so to remove the adolescents of the family from the temptations of suburban life. It was in this new farm environment that Rogers demonstrated much aptitude and interest in science, including scientific controls. Rogers early years in college opened up his understanding of the world. Here, Rogers was given the opportunity to travel to China, see the impact World War II had on French German relations (they hated one another, despite each being a likeable individual), was forced to expand his thinking outside the religious beliefs his