Tag Archive for Avant Garde Art

Empress Joséphine | Happily Ever After

Empress Joséphine is most often known as the wife of French emperor Napoleon Bonaparte–the irony being that neither of them were particularly French. Josephine was born and raised on Martinique, a Caribbean island in the Atlantic that had changed hands several times between major European powers during the 1700s. And Napoleon was born on the…

Elusive Story | Katrina Van Tassel

Elusive Story | 2019 October

Elusive Story is about turning Big Ideas into Human Scale Stories through provocative writing and avant garde photography. This month we’re discarding the idea that the Legend of Sleepy Hollow is merely a children’s ghost story.  And we’re taking a deep dive into the music and lyrics of Robin Cisek. Katrina Van Tassel  |  Spirit of Love The Legend…

Elusive Story | Katrina Van Tassel

Katrina Van Tassel | Spirit of Love

“Help! Help!  I can’t breathe!” Ludwig raced to my side.  <<Es wird dir gut gehen.>>  “You’re going to be fine.” As I awoke my eyes searched Ludwig’s eyes.  “It happened again.  When are we?” “Just where we were moments ago.” “Not where but when?” I slowly asked again. “1787.” To be certain, I looked around. …

Katrina Van Tassel | Social Liberals

In Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow, Katrina Van Tassel is the 18-year-old women who is the subject of Ichabod Crane’s and Abraham Van Brunt’s affections. And that’s pretty much it. But what if she played a much larger role in the story, one that helped to establish the philosophy of Social Liberals via Oxford…

Elusive Story Alt HerStory | Madame Curie

Elusive Story | 2019 April

Elusive Story is about turning Big Ideas into Human Scale Stories through provocative writing and avant garde photography. This month we’re examining the concept that your permanent legacy is determined by your actions, regardless of the era in which you lived. And we’re taking an unflinching look at the personal toll from the California wildfires.…

Elusive Story Alt HerStory | Madame Curie

Alt HerStory | Madame Curie

Madame Curie was shafted. Not once, but many times. Why? Because she was a female scientist in an era when only men had the capacity to do science. Discover a couple of new atoms—get ignored by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Noble Prize in Physics). Make the immense leap in understanding of the nature…

Elusive Story

How do we look back at history, at the injustice, and find inspiration? By doing three things. Understanding what happened Learning what we can from history Moving forward to a better future That’s where our series Alt HerStory comes into play. What did happen, what could have happened, and what does the future hold. Told…