The title Entropvisions is in homage to my mother, the poet and art critic, Harriet Zinnes. In 1990 New Directions published a collection of her poems titled Entropisms, a word she made-up combining entropy - the tendency toward disorder - and tropism - the growth towards or away from a stimulus. Similarly, my short reviews combine entropy and tropism by suggesting growth towards a vision of art from the chaos of the art world. Through the back door, my title also pays homage to my physicist father, Irving Zinnes, whose long discussions with my mom got her thinking about entropy and tropism in the first place.

Carol Diamond Studio Visit
So wonderful to visit Carol Diamond in her studio. After spending years of making deeply felt paintings, Carol more recently has delved into a world of construction. Piecing together urban debris into volumetric rhythms, Carol is creating metaphoric creatures and objects suggesting the sadness of our pandemic and contemporary alienation, along with a determination to survive nevertheless. To me, the objects I've posted suggest a wheel of life, bleeding heart, robotic humanoid and dancing ballerina.