Power in The Philadelphia Flower Show

Throughout history, art and nature have intertwined and informed each other. Nowhere is this clearer than in the Philadelphia Flower Show’s annual celebration of all things floral, which rejoices in the coalescence of the two, both organic and cultivated. According to the

Winter: an outsider’s experience

To many of my peers here at Swat, and I’m sure those who experienced snow for the first time over Snowzilla will empathize, my fascination with the cold and the snow seems amusing. It is not, however, the mere superficial aesthetic of


Catch a Falling Leaf

Editor’s note: This article was initially published in The Daily Gazette, Swarthmore’s online, daily newspaper founded in Fall 1996. As of Fall 2018, the DG has merged with The Phoenix. See the about page to read more about the DG. Eight weeks

Mushroom tones

Jackson Hart ’17 arrived 20 minutes early to our interview, but had disappeared by the time I was set up for the meeting. He wanted to be interviewed outside in the sun, where the pink stone in his ear glittered impishly. Tucked

Baenziger exhibit sculpts gallery as canvas

Nature is a common subject of art. It is romanticized, rationalized, and splattered into impressionistic dots. Although there are a variety of ways to artistically interpret natural beauty, few ways are as inventive as the approach taken by Markus Baenziger in his

Elegant Quietude of Samantha Goldstein’s Night gallery

The brief retrospective of Samantha Goldstein’s work, “Night Gallery,” consists of 20 works, the majority of which were completed in white, unglazed porcelain, with the rest in paper. The exhibition is separated into two sections: the front room holds sinuous, intimate, organic