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About Bob Meyer

Friday, March 17, 2017

The blog is about Bob Meyer, an American award-winning artist, writer, actor and director born and raised in Chicago, who now lives outside Paris, France. He discovered his love of drawing at a young age much like many children, but surprised himself when one day he drew a thumb that actually looked like a real thumb. While many children forget about crayons and sketchbooks as they grow older, Meyer never stopped drawing. While attending Southern Illinois University, he received scholarships to study art at both Ox-Bow and the Art Institute of Chicago....

Collecting Bugs and Butterflies

Friday, March 10, 2017

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A New Spin on an Old Debate – Collectible Globes

Friday, March 03, 2017

A debate of who discovered America leads to a discourse on the history of map making and the uniqueness of collectible globes - from antique to modern - each representing a spherical snapshot in time...

Pig Reveals the Power of True Love!

Friday, February 24, 2017

The Taj Mahal was created by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan as a mausoleum for his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. It was completed in 1648, after 20,000 laborers toiled for 22 years. Construction materials were brought in from all over India and central Asia, and it is believed that a fleet of 1000 elephants transported these materials to the site. In all, there are 28 different types of precious and semi-precious stones inlaid into the marble. The Taj is a jewel box, and although it has been described as a testament to enduring love, it is still a tomb, albeit one of the most beautiful in the world....

Ancestor Worship Around the World

Friday, February 10, 2017

Ancestor worship is a religious practice based on the belief that deceased family members have a continued existence, that the spirits of deceased ancestors will look after the family, take an interest in the affairs of the world, and possess the ability to influence the fortune of the living. Ancestor worship is everywhere in the world. We may not always acknowledge the practice as a religious practice or a form of worship, but each time we look at a photo of a dear deceased relative or even an important historical figure, and ask what they would do under a particular set of circumstances we are engaging in this sort of veneration, or worship, which could also be described as a connection....

Appreciating Buddhist Art

Friday, January 20, 2017

If you’ve ever taken a trip to Asia and visited Buddhist temples you have surely come across different depictions of Buddha. We may recognize him whether he is standing, sitting or lying down. Sometimes he wears a jeweled crown. At other times, rays of light called a mandorla radiate from behind his head. His eyes may be or open or closed; he may hold objects in his hands; and he may be made from different materials such as copper, iron, gold or jade. He may be painted white, blue, yellow or red; have a normal complement of body parts or multiple heads and arms. He may be tall and thin or short and fat – but let’s stop here. To a casual observer, the many depictions of Buddha can be confusing; and in fact, what looks like Buddha is often not Buddha at all....

Brian Sindler - Beyond Plein Air Painting

Friday, January 13, 2017

Brian Sindler is an award-winning contemporary plein air artist yet his works encompass a far greater depth and complexity than traditional landscape painting. Conveying mood and emotion through evocative shapes, colors and the effects of light, his works never fail to capture the viewer's mind and imagination....

Jeweled Finery - Ladakh Ceremonial Attire

Thursday, January 05, 2017

This blog describes Buddhist Ceremonial attire inlaid with semi-precious stones from Ladakh, India...

Savoring a Scent - PRIMITIVE PURE Incense

Friday, December 30, 2016

This blog is about the PRIMITIVE PURE brand of incense. Agar Wood is part of the perfume world’s great “floracopia,” except in the science of scent it is known primarily as Oud. Beyond a pleasant, engaging smell, this singular component can calm the nervous system and bring about a sense of sensuality and love....

Piecing It Together - When Does A Collection Become A Work Of Art?

Friday, December 23, 2016

Individual collectible objects may be imbued with a unique history and story to tell, but when they become part of a collection their status is elevated and the collection itself can become a work of art. Stated differently, a collection can be considered a singular work of art worthy of experience....

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  1. About Bob Meyer Glen Joffe 17-Mar-2017
  2. Collecting Bugs and Butterflies Glen Joffe 10-Mar-2017
  3. A New Spin on an Old Debate – Collectible Globes Glen Joffe 03-Mar-2017
  4. Pig Reveals the Power of True Love! Glen Joffe 24-Feb-2017
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“Cultural objects tell stories; and in each story a simple message is found—all cultures are the same, we just express ourselves differentlyGLEN JOFFE, OWNER