Posts written by: Marisa

El Anatsui: All That Glitters Isn’t Gold

El Anatsui: All That Glitters Isn’t Gold

Moved by the captivating, large-scale pieces created from found materials by El Anatsui, a self-proclaimed "ethnocentrista" shares a personal account of her experience viewing works by the Nigeria-based artist exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum.
Midwinter Art Break

Midwinter Art Break

The holidays are over, and winter stretches ahead. Sometimes it’s stunningly beautiful. Sometimes it can be bleak. Sometimes, just boring. Fortunately, painters, sculptors, carvers, collagists, craftspeople and photographers have created glorious art about all the faces of winter. Looking at their work can feel like a mini-staycation, a meditation, or a moment of bliss. Isn’t that always true about good art?
“My Favorite Gift” – Childhood Memories of UG Team Members

“My Favorite Gift” – Childhood Memories of UG Team Members

We read each and every comment that our customers leave on our site, and we are often moved by the stories you tell about giving and receiving gifts from UncommonGoods. In recent weeks, we've shipped out many, many gifts, and it got us thinking about the gifts you never forget. So last week, asked a random handful of our fellow team members, "What was your favorite gift that you received when you were a child?" Here are their answers, in their own words. No job titles, because this is about play, not work! Jonathan Acevedo I was fourteen. We had…
Food Art to be Thankful For

Food Art to be Thankful For

Vegetables, fruits, painters, photographers and collagists in all media: I’m truly thankful for the talents and imaginations of all the beings, past, present, and future, who’ve created the art I love, the food I love, the art about food I love, and the art made from food I love.
A Windfall of Autumn Art on Pinterest

A Windfall of Autumn Art on Pinterest

Due to an injury, I wasn’t able to go on a leaf-peeping tour this year, and I consoled myself by collecting autumnal art on Pinterest. It wasn’t the same, of course, but I found it hard to be unhappy while perched upon a comfy chair with a cat and a laptop, perusing fantastic art on the internet.