Author Archives: Ara Hagopian's The LITERATE Show

About Ara Hagopian's The LITERATE Show

For over thirty years, I have enjoyed drawing beautiful shapes and writing complementary stories. The imagery tends to focus on our place in the world—whomever or whatever we may be. I am influenced by Twentieth Century history—I read vintage magazines, books and letters. Inspiration comes from visualizing human achievement and personal interaction—derived from people, places and things which may be obscure, but never insignificant. My pen-and-ink THE MAGNIFICENT RECOVERY was selected by the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston for their 2008 summer art auction.

In The Dream

I had a dream I saw you. It had been several years since we’d last met up, and there you were, knocking at the back door to my house. We had a brief exchange in my porch. You were making a … Continue reading

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Accomplishments 2018

2018 was a difficult year for a few reasons and although the adversity didn’t keep me from working on creative projects, it did thwart progress on my 4th book. So THE WINNING KIND has been pushed out until 2019. My … Continue reading

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Scale model photography 2018

I made several photographs of my scale models this year. These pictures include diorama scenes, with figures and set pieces. These scenes are in 1/72 scale. Thank you for looking! ###

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Scale models I finished in 2018

This year I produced twenty-one models in 1/72 scale. I found a creative outlet in repainting, detailing, and repairing tanks by ModelCollect, Zvezda, Panzerstahl, S-Model, Hobby Master, and DeAgostini. I developed a 4-step process for producing models with a pleasing finish. … Continue reading

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Partitionism and Social Law

Last week the Wakefield Memorial High School Class of 1983 Reunion Committee raffled a framed 41” x 29” print of my drawing titled Partitionism and Social Law. The fundraiser was a benefit to our town’s First Baptist Church after it … Continue reading

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The Tears of Siva

Essay for The Tears of Siva drawing. The efforts you make to obtain precious items will work against your personal relationships. Or so asserts The Tears of Siva, a pen and ink on watercolor paper drawing. If you’re familiar with … Continue reading

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This Is What It Feels Like

FICTION- 1,080 words. A friend reached out to me, without prompting, which seems to me to be the best standard of friendship. She reached out early one morning, and although she didn’t know it, someone I cared about had died … Continue reading

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Isle of Palms: 72 Hours

Isle of Palms: 72 Hours by Ara Hagopian is a 30-piece photography exhibit of the popular Atlantic seacoast area near Mount Pleasant, South Carolina.  The exhibit was shot with three cameras, the Sony A7R w/ 55mm Carl Zeiss prime lens, Sony NEX-5N w/ … Continue reading

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Touch

FICTION, 1,000 words. I touched a palmetto tree and her skin moved. I waited till the right moment and positioned my hand, trying to let her know I meant no harm. I placed my fingers on her thick hide. She … Continue reading

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Accomplishments 2017

Here’s what I accomplished in 2017.  I’m digging deep to create material you won’t find elsewhere–visual and written. I wrote ten new pieces, gave my first poetry reading, made the photography exhibit CHARLESTON WANDERINGS, created a New Series of model … Continue reading

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