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As a freelance writer at KCB Loft, I provide tailored documents to clients. Sometimes this involves reviewing contextual and procedural data, and drafting clear and concise language.  Other times, I perform research and compose well-ordered manuscripts. The finished document relays the intended message with élan. I work with clients to discuss any unclear points.

I co-wrote applications to accreditors for Montserrat College of Art’s planned Master’s Degree programs in Art Education and Community Leadership. I drafted the Montserrat College of Art 2012-2015 Strategic Planning Report, liaising with the President and his Cabinet. Additionally, I provided research and writing on the Sargent House Museum portrait guide book in Summer, 2012.

In other arenas, I publish across disciplines and historical periods, in outlets online and academic. Currently I serve as co-editor, publisher and contributor for a scholarly e-journal, Open Inquiry Archive (ISSN 2167-8812). From 2007-2009 I served as Co-Editor and Senior Writer at Bread and Circus Magazine: an independent, non-commerical online journal focusing on culture.

Please see my Recommendations Page to hear what clients are saying.

Rates

Writing services are typically billed hourly; rates depend on the type and extent of writing and face-to-face meetings required.

After reviewing the project, I will prepare an estimate of time and cost, including delivery dates for the completed text.  Please contact me with any questions.

DOCUMENTS

Co-writer. Applications to accreditors for Montserrat College of Art’s planned Master’s Degree programs in Art Education and Community Leadership. (November 2012-Sept. 2013).

Writer. Montserrat College of Art, Strategic Planning Report (Aug.-Oct. 2012).

PUBLICATIONS

Books

  • Comic Portraiture in Early Modern Art, Editor and contributor with Sandra Cheng (in preparation).
  • Deformity in Baroque Art, Editor and contributor with Lilian Zirpolo and Sandra Cheng (in preparation).

Articles

  • “The Humanist Alchemy of Reform: Bosch and Velázquez as Inspiration for Goya’s ‘Los Caprichos’,” Esoteric Traditions and Their Impact on Early Modern Art. Zephyrus Scholarly Publications, 2019. [in press]
  • “The Elevation of the Deformed in Early Modern Religious and Mythological Art,”​ Notes on Early Modern Art (NOEMA), Vol. 2, No. 2 (Fall 2015): 9-22.
  • “The Portrait of Mary McIntosh Sargent: Slavery and ‘Natural Slavery’​ in Federalist Era America,”​ in Locating American Art: Finding Art’s Meaning in Museums, Ed. Cynthia Fowler (Ashgate, 2015), 185-200.
  • “Deconstructing Feminine Civility: Counter-Portraits of Élite Women by Jan Steen.” Comic Portraiture in Early Modern Art. (in preparation)
  • “One Flesh…Two (Wise) Fools: Evidence for Artistic Collaboration Between Judith Leyster and Jan Miense Molenaer in Four Festive Paintings.”  Open Inquiry Archive, Vol. 1, No. 2 (Winter 2012). http://openinquiryarchive.net/
  • “The Golden Age of the ‘City of Peace’ (Madinat al-Salam): Baghdad as Cosmopolis,” http://fortherecordexhibition.blogspot.com/p/perspectives.html, 12/2011.
  •  “The Elephant in the Living Room:  Jan Steen’s Fantasy Interior as Parodic Portrait of the Schoutens.” Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art, vol. XI (December 2010): 65-93.
  • “Cindy Sherman: Her ‘History Portrait’ Series as Post-Modern Parody,” Bread and Circus Online Magazine, 7/2009.
  • “The Wise Man Has Two Tongues: Images of the Satyr and the Peasant by Jordaens and Steen.” Myth in History: History in Myth.  Society for Netherlandic History Third Annual Conference Proceedings.  Eds.  Willem Frijhoff and Laura Cruz. E.J. Brill, 2009.
  • Catalogue entries in Realism and Invention in the Prints of Albrecht Dürer, The Art Gallery, U.N.H., Durham, New Hampshire, 1995.

Reviews

  • “Bosch’s Prado Epiphany: The Devil’s Still in the Details.” Review of Debra Strickland, The Epiphany of Hieronymus Bosch (Harvey Miller, 2016), H-NET Low Countries (August 2017).
  • Review of Genre Imagery in Early Modern Northern Europe: New Perspectives, Ed. A. DiFuria (Routledge, 2016), Notes on Early Modern Art, vol. 4, no.1 (April 2017): 41-46.
  • “The ‘Embarrassment With Riches’ in the Dutch Golden Age.” Review of exhibitions “Class Distinctions” (MFA, Boston) and “Asia in Amsterdam” (PEM, Salem, MA), Notes on Early Modern Art, 3, no. 2 (September 2016): 32-42.
  • Review of Jürgen Müller, “Der sokratische Künstler” (Brill, 2015), Zeitschrift für Kunstgeschichte. 79. band, heft 3, Nov. 2016: 423-426.
  • “Capturing the Rijksmuseum Reconstruction on Film.” Review of the film “The New Rijksmuseum” (First Run Features, 2015), dir. Oeke Hoogendijk, H-NET Low Countries (July 2016).
  • Review of Aneta Georgievska-Shine and Larry Silver, Rubens, Velázquez, and the King of Spain. Notes on Early Modern Art, vol. 2, no. 1 (Spring 2015): 47-49.
  • “An absolute and entire Art.” Review of Boudewijn Bakker, Landscape and Religion: from Van Eyck to Rembrandt. Sixteenth Century Journal, vol. 44, issue 3 (Fall 2013): 940.
  • “Enchanting the Intellect and the Eye.” Review of Aneta Georgievska-Shine, Rubens and the Archaeology of Myth, 1610-1620:  Visual and Poetic Memory. Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art, vol. XI (December 2010): 115-119.
  •  “Presence in Absence as an Artistic Mode.” Review of Mia Mochizuki, The Netherlandish Image after Iconoclasm, 1566–1672: Material Religion in the Dutch Golden Age. Aurora: The Journal of the History of Art, vol. X (November 2009): 131-138.
  • “Wit and Witches in the Art of Jacob de Gheyn II.”  Review of Claudia Swan, Art, Science, and Witchcraft in Early Modern Holland: Jacques de Gheyn II (1565-1629). H-Low Countries (January 2007).

Commentary

  • Editor and Publisher for Open Inquiry Archive (openinquiryarchive.net, ISSN 2167-8812) an independent online source for scholarly occasional papers. (2011-present)
  • Editor and Senior Writer for breadandcircusnetwork.wordpress.com, an online consortium of writers in the humanities. (2007-2009) Wrote and edited articles, reviews and op-ed pieces.

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