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favorite artists

This is not my list of the greatest artists of all time. Rather, this is a more personal--but only partial--list of artists who have touched me, in significant ways, over time.


Santiago Calatrava

I. M. Pei


Wes Anderson

Robert Altman

Joel Coen and Ethan Coen

Federico Fellini

Terry Gilliam

Peter Hedges • Pieces of April

Peter Jackson

Krzysztof Kieslowski

Akira Kurosawa

Stanley Kubrick

Richard Linklater

David Lynch

Hayao Miyazaki

Eldar Ryazanov

Andrei Tarkovsky

Yimou Zhang

The Zucker Brothers


Barbara Carey • design • illustration • production

Jonathan Ive: The Designer of Apple iPhone

The person who designed the exterior, and Philippe Starck, who designed the interior of the Hudson Hotel • Exterior • NightimeDaytime


Italo Calvino

Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Firesign Theater

William Shakespeare

music and songs

The Bobs

Bela Fleck

Leonard Cohen

Dizzy Gillespie

Sergey Kuryokhin

Christine Lavin

Thelonius Monk

Dmitri Shostakovich

Igor Stravinsky

Gianluigi Trovesi

Giuseppe Verdi

Frank Zappa

painting, drawing, film video

Juan Downey • video

Curt Fukuda • photography

Robert Edgar • video • film

Melissa Finley• oil • water • acrylic • fabric

Katerina Kolosova • ink • painting • acrylic • oil

Christine Muratore • oil • water • acrylic • more

Natalya Nicholoff • water

Nam June Paik • video

poets i get

I don't "get," probably, most poets. Here are some poets I get.

Tony Hoagland • Donkey Gospel

Jack Gilbert • The Great Fires

Anne Sexton • Transformations

Mary Oliver • American Primitive

Marie Howe • What the Living Do

Louise Glück

Laura Cherry • Haunts

Jared White • This Is What It Is Like To Be Loved By Me

Irina Ratushinskaya

Sylvia Plath • Ariel

T.S. Eliot

Gerard Manley Hopkins

Dante Alighieri The Love which moves the sun and the other stars

John Milton

Dylan ThomasThe Force that through the Green Fuse Drives the Flower

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow • Hiawatha

Alexander Pushkin

Rainer Maria Rilke