Tombolo Blog

  1. The Crown’s Silhouette

    2021-01-22 15:02:04 UTC
    Mark Isaac I admit it. When it comes to the wild proliferation of images in the world, I’m an unreformed offender. Not only do I capture them recklessly and with abandon, but I store endless numbers of images in an ever-expanding battery of costly storage devices with a proclivity to…

  2. Revival

    2020-12-16 14:48:37 UTC
    Gabriela Bulisova and Mark Isaac Recently, we were interviewed by “Revival,” a research and knowledge exchange project based in Estonia that brings together scientists and artists who “are passionate about cultural outreach and creative approaches that are focused on the relationship between ecology and human activity.” The interview focuses on…

  3. The Ways We Imagine The Future

    2020-12-03 16:57:57 UTC
    by Mark Isaac Visual Catalysts is an international exhibition that appeared earlier this year in Tampere, Finland.  Focused on the worldwide climate crisis and other forms of environmental degradation, the exhibition sought  to promote new ways of visual representation that help spur real action toward a green and sustainable future.…

  4. Songs in the Key of Free

    2020-10-14 10:43:32 UTC
    Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac Songs in the Key of Free is an innovative music program initiated several years ago at State Correctional Institute-Graterford, a maximum security prison northwest of Philadelphia.* The program restored music instruction for inmates after twenty years without any access to a music program of any…

  5. Visual Catalysts Exhibition Showcases Artwork on Environmental Transformation

    2020-09-26 11:35:28 UTC
    Mark Isaac Visual Catalysts is an exhibition focused on the worldwide climate crisis and other forms of environmental degradation. It seeks to promote new ways of visual representation that will move artists beyond the task of ‘“raising awareness” and more firmly into the realm of spurring action. As the curators…

  6. Don’t Freeze on Warming

    2020-07-22 13:58:16 UTC
    Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac One day, we woke up and an African-American man was President. One day, we woke up and gay marriage was legal. One day, we woke up and the majority of Americans supported Black Lives Matter. When will we wake up on climate change? You’ve probably…

  7. The Indisputability of Spiritual Presence / Бесспорности духовного присутствия

    2020-07-18 13:54:15 UTC
    New artwork by Valery Kondakov / Новая работа Валерия Кондакова “Red nails,” sculpture, 75 × 80 × 49 cm, metal, wood, acrylic, 2020. The “red nails” are good and evil, democracy and power, the crucifixion of truth, these are thorns and freedom. Скульптура. “Красные гвозди ” 75×80×49 металл, дерево, акрил.

  8. The Martyred Jans of Czechoslovakia

    2020-07-07 19:10:46 UTC
    Gabriela Bulisova & Mark Isaac It was a long weekend in both the U.S. and the Czech Republic. While the U.S. celebrated its Independence Day in an atmosphere that was decidedly muted and uncertain, the Czech Republic celebrated its greatest religious reformer, Jan Hus, who was martyred in 1415. Hus…

  9. Milada Horáková: A Czechoslovak Hero With Exceptional Courage

    2020-07-04 09:23:13 UTC
    History is being written now, and it has rendered a verdict. This age calls on all of us to defend basic human rights and human dignity. The signals are all around us, so numerous and prominent that they cannot be ignored. The continued brutal murders of people of color by…

  10. 100 Years of Fortitude

    2020-07-03 13:08:47 UTC
    Gabriela often takes on assignments on socially conscious issues. In her latest photo essay for Trix Magazine, she reports on the promising developments for women in politics in Slovakia, which is currently (like the United States) celebrating the centennial of women’s suffrage. In a startling development one year ago, an…

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