It's a Glass

Our favorite Houston-based, Texas-wide, online visual arts journal has finally made good on its promise to slip into something a little more comfortable.

You can check out the new Glasstire here.

New tweaks include a comments section for reviews and a new blog by Bill Davenport, both of which should make good fodder for flame wars.

But as always, our favorite part of the site is the inimitable ramblings of Clark Flood.

Here's a taste:

"I've learned that the crucial difference between my ass and my art," Ringtail continues, "is that my ass, while it has an intrinsic market value, depreciates very, very rapidly. My art, on the other hand, however derivative or amateurish, can have its perceived value artificially inflated by a combination of collector gullibility and promotional ballyhoo, becoming an estimable commodity, the value of which will, with luck, rise indefinitely.

"It's all about supply and demand!" the young artist giggles, tonguing a largish cold sore on her upper lip.

Click here for more. — Keith Plocek

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