The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

Month: June, 2014

The Figure In Water

paintings by Jessica Ives exhibition by Sam Shaw Gallery

A Very Fashionable Sculpture

photograph by John Ames With a cat for a hat and wearing a flowery underarm deodorant.

Free For The Taking

an ongoing search by Shannon Thompson

A Postcard Home

mail art designed and sent by Margaret Rizzio painting by Jessica Ives Editor’s note:

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Ives Artist’s note: Usually I only post one or two small paintings for the 207 feature. Today…well, today there are seven. Enjoy. ​Polly’s Folly sailing regatta was held on Megunticook Lake last September. A number of vessels, including lasers, kayaks, and stand up paddle boards participated. The light was beautiful; sails and […]

The Sublime And The Ridiculous

ironmantra by Shannon Thompson Mara and I met at Fernald’s Neck at 6 am, wetsuits on, watches ready. The sun had just cleared the mountains to the east and already blazed white, blinding me with every other breath. Loons called as we made our way across the flat water to the dock on Fang Island, our […]


photograph by Kathi Bahr My dining room. No 90 degree angles to be found in this state.

The Prosaic Life Of Someone Wonderful

photographs and text by John Ames Photographing ordinary things in black and white and then processing the negative to make the final image a bit grungy might seem like the antithesis of what a fine photograph should be. No drama, no pathos, no crimson streaked sunsets here. Yet the most common things can often throb […]

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