Wednesday, December 6, 2023


“So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.” -JRR Tolkien

All things end. No matter how powerful, there comes a time when the flame extinguishes and every piece of this mystery we call the universe comes to a close. The big and powerful meet their ends no differently than the meek. But no one need be defined by how they end, rather how they live. With this knowledge, we, each and every one, have the power to grab hold of the time allotted us, make the most of it, sip every drop of life from every moment gifted to our simple human souls.

Srđan Tunić lives and works in Montenegro. He is originally from Serbia. At the moment he is crafting with polymer clay. These can sometimes bring in some money. Professionally speaking, he is an art historian and freelance curator. Within the last year he has been working on a street art project. He is also working with an artist from Egypt at the moment, trying to bring his artwork into Serbia and the Balkans region. He is also working on a curatorial project titled About and Around Curating or Kustosiranje in Serbian aimed at young curators. To hear more about this and other projects from Srđan Tunić, listen to the complete interview.

Vasiliki Antonopoulou spoke to us for a second time. At the moment she is in the final stages of a project that is, in her words, “almost materializing” meaning the content is becoming clearer. Antonopoulou uses the scenes she is working on to process the present. The video she is producing is one that looks at the future through the lens of two lovers in the future reminiscing on the past which is the present we live in now. Visits with her grandmother added further layers to the work. Antonopoulou is involved in an artist residency in the UK at the moment during which she and her collaborators are presently exhibiting at the Victoria and Albert Museum. Antonopoulou splits her time between London and Athens. To hear more about this and more, listen to the complete interview.

A Few Words to Keep in your Pocket:

Expect that it will end one day but, until then, create greatness as often as you can.

Interviews are available on iTunes as podcasts, and for Android please click here. All weekly essay pieces in a shareable format are here. The full archive of interviews here.

Books to Read

What are you reading? Add your titles to our reading list hereSrđan Tunić is a big fan of science fiction and has just finished Neil Gaiman’s Norse Mythology. Vasiliki Antonopoulou is reading a book about the history of western astrology.


Rejection is the them for Cold Bench’s Call for Art 2019. We’ve all been there, whether on the receiving end or the rejecting end. Well now Cold Bench wants to hear about it. All work must either explore the theme of rejection or be a piece of art that was an unsuccessful entry in another show. In other words, a reject. For more information, visit the website. Deadline for submissions is May 20.



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Brainard Carey is an author, artist and educator. He is the director of Praxis Center for Aesthetics. He has written six books for artists; Making it in the Art World, New Markets for Artists, The Art World Demystified, Fund Your Dreams Like a Creative Genius, Sell Online Like a Creative Genius and the forthcoming Succeed with Social Media Like a Creative Genius.

Signed and doodled copies of these books can be purchased from Praxis Center.


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