Jessamine Batario is an art historian who lives in Maine. She is currently the Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the Lunder Institute for American Art at Colby College.
Portage Trails and Language, Walking and CommunicationBy Jessamine Batario
Intellectuals love to walk in the woods. They reach a clearing and their minds clear, becoming receptive to the ideas that sprout on trees. The clearing I wait for signals the proximity of the next lake. Tall trees in my peripheral vision give way to an expanse of the most transparent lake water Ive ever seen. The portage ends, I cast off my pack, I sit again.
RICHARD SHIFF with Jessamine Batario
We connected via Zoom to discuss Shiff's most recent publication, Sensuous Thoughts: Essays on the Work of Donald Judd (2020).
Pareidolia and Signifying the InsignificantBy Jessamine Batario
Pareidolia, or the perception of patterns in natural phenomena, can be lighthearted and imaginative.