Monthly Archives: February 2011

Palm Beach Hedge Fund

    In midieval San Gimignano tall towers were the symbol of wealth and power. Eventually there were 72 such structures rising ever higher in this Tuscan hilltop village. Today few still remain. In Palm Beach, Florida such symbols are thriving and are indeed literally living … Continue reading

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Vivian Ssier Painter

        If only I had a last name that sounded fabulous spelled backwards. Arnold Issacs had such luck. In 1954 he was commissioned to create 10 dresses for a General Motors magazine ad. He charged $1,000 per dress, a vast sum … Continue reading

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Flora and Fauna, US VI

 I didn’t manage to capture the dolphins dancing and playing for us in the bay below our house but did capture the hummingbirds feeding on the cactus flowers. Here is a photo gallery of some of the wild goats ,chickens , donkeys ,insects, … Continue reading

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Toronto Star Article “Artist in Residence: Vivian Reiss”

New article on me in the Toronto Star.–artist-in-residence-vivian-reiss Artist in Residence: Vivian Reiss – Outside, it is your standard, upscale red brick Annex house. Inside, it could be the domicile of the love child of Scheherazade and Salvador … Continue reading

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Miro on the beach and plant arrangements

One of the joys of walking on the beach is looking for seashells and other objects the tide has placed there. Training your eye on the ground, you see new forms and shapes both in and out of context. I found … Continue reading

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