Friday, July 18th, 2014

Claudia Goes to Pittsburgh



Claudia McGill is one of my favorite contemporary artists because it was her colorful and whimsical art that first inspired me to take risks in my own art. She works with a variety of mixed media; including acrylic paint, collage and clay. Something I didn’t know about Claudia is that she uses Rhodia tablets. When she first learned that I worked for Rhodia, she told me about a zine she had been working on which included a short story about a train ride to Pittsburgh and how the story was based on notes she’d taken in a small Rhodia pad during her trip.

To read the story, click on the first image and then keep clicking to move from one page to the next.

2 thoughts on “Claudia Goes to Pittsburgh

  1. I loved it. Especially when Claudia realizes she has lost her pen.

    Claudia expresses exactly how I feel when I travel by train (my usual trip is from Pittsburgh to Rockville, MD). It is like a picture show, you can not see the beginning or end of the stories, but only imagine based on the context.


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