Antonio Dias

Rhode Island

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Attention to perception, and creativity is at the heart of what I do.

Colleagues had this to say:

"Orwell said, ‘To see what is in front of one’s nose needs a constant struggle.’"

"…seeing requires patience and a willingness to question oneself as well as the other. …to say it as you see it, …finding language both poetic and precise enough to do the insight justice."

"I think of you as …one who works …diligently in both struggles…." Johnnie Moore

"…blessed to live on a small island…, perfecting a craft, influenced by nature, living one tide at a time." David Malchman

"You endeavour to stay present, to persist, and stumble, and persist some more, and never sell your insights short, and persist still where most would give up; because there is always another fold in an idea…"

"…you are willing to go the distance to unfold, winding this way and that as the sea and the wind do". Catherine Lupton

"i have found in your writing an exploration of the edges of ‘everyday’ thoughts and ideas… an extraordinary ability to ‘come back’ with a description that showed me how there are multiple ways of seeing…."

"…which has more than once been a matter of resolving my own feeling of being stuck…."
Jeppe Dyrendom Graugaard

"What you are is a teacher." Dian Hamilton

The core of education is learning.

I see learning as:

A sharing of gifts.

A collaboration. Teaching and learning together in reciprocity.

A dialogue.

A way of life.

Let’s share these practices.

Specialties: Artist Designer Writer

  • Work
    • artist, designer, writer
  • Education
    • MFA in Painting, Bard College
    • BFA in Painting, Bates College
    • AD in Boatbuilding, WCVTI