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Notes on Aura Portraits

Anna Von Mertens walks us through her hand-dyed and stitched interpretations of the Mona Lisa, Caravaggio’s Bacchus, Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe, and others guided by the principles of aura photography.

Marcela Silva’s Galactic Objects

Untitled (Jupiter)
Artist Marcela Silva corresponds with At Length about sculpting and painting her “celestial peculiarities,” and discovering the “profoundly huge expanse” of both science and art.

A Correspondence with James Kao

Painter James Kao talks with Elaine Bleakney about light, language, Balthus, and clouds — and shares a gallery of his work in the first of our series of correspondences with artists.