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Kyra Duffley

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  • Beyond the Frame: Something to Remember

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Exploration
    • Technology
    • USS Monitor

    Art is fascinating in the way that it allows us to peer into the mind of an artist, see the world through their eyes, through the lens of their creativity. But there’s something very special about an artist allowing us to peek into their memory, especially a life changing one like this.

  • Beyond the Frame: Connection

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Recreation

    In looking at this work, the concept of connection comes to mind over and over. I thought about what connection means to me and my mind immediately went to technology – WiFi, cell service, texts, and email.

  • Beyond the Frame: Symphony of Solitude

    • Art
    • Beyond the Frame
    • Collections
    • Environmental Conservation

    The title of this work, “Marine Totem with Osprey Nest”, carries a reverence. The idea of a totem invokes a spirituality, rooted in the indigenous belief of humankind’s kinship with nature. More secularly, this concept describes something that acts as a respected symbol.

  • Beyond the Frame: The World Beyond

    • Art
    • Beyond the Frame
    • Collections

    At many times in our lives, things are very rarely what they seem to be. We tend to look around, quickly form an opinion, and move on. But all that truly gives us is an often inaccurate version of reality. But if we stop and take the time to observe and learn, we can see the bigger picture. I have to admit, when I was first introduced to the world of maritime art, I was quick to judge.

  • Beyond the Frame: Uniquely Jane

    • Art
    • Beyond the Frame
    • Collections
    • Women's History

    A square painting filled to bursting with spectacular color and energy hangs on a rack in painting storage. Every time I pass this rack, it catches my eye and I say to myself “I need to wait on this one”. But these pieces have a special way of working themselves into my head and so on a gloomy late winter day I decided it was time.

  • Beyond the Frame: Everything

    • Art
    • Beyond the Frame
    • Collections

    This episode is a pretty big departure from the normal “structure” of Beyond the Frame. This is for a few reasons, and I want to share those with you. I like to try to give extra context with these blogs when I can and this is an episode that I think deserves a little extra context.

  • Beyond the Frame: The Foundry

    • Art
    • Collections
    • Shipbuilding
    • Technology

    Approaching any 6 and a-half foot tall by 10 and a half foot wide painting is an experience. The sheer magnitude leaves you wondering whether you want to get closer or step back. But when approaching a Thomas Skinner piece, like this one – “The Foundry”, we feel as if we can step in.

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