The drawing board is beginning to take shape with color, geometry and movement this summer. Excited to be working on a new rendering for Body Geometry, 2013.
posted June 13, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, art, awareness, body, body geometry, books, color, core, creativity, dialogue, drawing, drawing board, environment, geometry, life, miles, moment, momentary movements, momentary performances, movement, pencil, performance, present, purpose, rendering, running, sketchbook, sustainable, women, world, yoga
As a visual person, I imagine all arts as parallel lines moving forward and equally. Lines that at some point change to intersect and create together. A couple of months ago, I was telling a group of art students that I don’t know much about poetry, but have a thirst to learn. I love books and bookstores, and visit my local (small business) bookstore in Brooklyn often. When I browse the poetry section, I truly don’t know where to start. But the feeling of discovery is exciting. I’m thankful to live in a community where there is no lack of creativity or possibilities to make connections.
A story is like water that you heat for your bath.
It takes messages between the fire
Beauty surrounds us,
The body itself is a screen
Water, stories, the body,
posted June 04, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: art, body, brazil, brooklyn, christopher duggan, coleman barks, connections, dance, divisor, fabric, finding of the week, jacob's pillow dance, life, lines, lygia pape, massachusetts, movement, music, performance art, poetry, rumi, similarities, text, the essential rumi, theater, water, women, world, yaa samar! dance theater
Again, the sharp new moon blade.
Green satin no tailor sews,
A drumming begins, and we play along
The lake that was ice and iron
A voice says to the herbs, Raise up.
The humiliated ones dress
There is a public concert on the tomb of January.
Those we thought were lost are back.
New York Hall of Science
posted March 25, 2013 | Comments (1)| Tags: active, art, awareness, body, books, brooklyn, change, coleman barks, color, core, creativity, dialogue, environment, gratefulness, green, herbs, life, nature, new york city, new york hall of science, poetry, queens, rumi, sustainable, the essential rumi, trees, weather, world
“In the summer of 1883, the University of Pennsylvania sponsored Muybridge to undertake the largest investigation yet of stop-action photographs, including women, men, children, horses and a large variety of animals at the Philadelphia Zoo. Over the next three years, more than 20,000 individual photographs were taken, resulting in the publication in 1887 of Human and Animal Locomotion, featuring 781 different collotype plates.”
Produced by Laurence Miller Gallery & Tane Digital Video
posted March 14, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: 1887, active, animals, art, art history, awareness, body, books, children, cinema, collotype orints, creativity, dialogue, eadweard muybridge, exhibitions, film, history, human and animal locomotion, laurence miller gallery, men, moment, motion, movement, naked truths, performance, photography, tane digital video, university of pennsylvania, women
I could relate the five Ws about this image, but I think the image tells it all. Enjoy!
posted March 12, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, architecture, art, awareness, body, change, core, creativity, five limbs, graffiti, life, limbs, magic, manhattan, moment, momentary movements, movement, new york city, photography, present, purpose, spray paint, walking, world
I’m thrilled to be part of BRIC’s Short List curated by Elizabeth Ferrer. BRIC’s Contemporary Artist Registry is a fabulous place for discovery. Brooklyn has plenty of treasures, and artists are such an important part of the borough. I love the sense of community, creativity and history the borough contributes to the magic of New York City. And I’m proud and thankful for having the opportunity of being a (tiny) thread of this wonderfully diverse fabric. Gracias!
posted March 01, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, art, below my feet, body, books, BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn, brooklyn, creativity, elizabeth ferrer, eyes, hands, history, life, moment, momentary movements, new york city, news, paper, performance, poetry, registry
From Site Santa Fe‘s press release:
The exhibition will be accompanied by a fully-illustrated publication You Too Are a Performance Artist: Art in Everyday Life, produced by SITE Santa Fe. This publication will function as a performance art workbook consisting of newly created performance instructions paired with documentation of several of Montano’s performances from 1969 onward.
From her art/life story, chapter 1:
Once upon a time, a long long time ago, in 1942 to be exact, in a very small village in upstate New York called Saugerties there was born a girl-child named Linda Mary Montano…
WHAT LINDA LEARNED FROM THE YEARS 1942 – 1952
1. Parents change diapers, make trillions of meals to feed us, spend untold amounts of money on our clothing, education and well-being.
2. Adult art is a collage of childhood images, dreams, memories and needs.
3. Gratitude goes to our parents and grandparents for handing down their love of creativity.
4. Reproducing the “smells” of childhood that produced our early ecstasies is a subconscious agenda of artists.
5. There is always a creative way to empower a seeming lack of power.
6. Influencing others is a constant conscious choice for some and inevitably comes with age. Like it or not we are always visible.
posted February 25, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, art, awareness, books, chakras, color, documentation, everyday, janet dees, life, linda mary montano, moment, movement, performance art, quality, site santa fe, story art, women
Another reason to love the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
About 82nd & Fifth
82nd & Fifth is a year-long series of 100 episodes. Throughout 2013, new releases will appear every Wednesday.
posted February 20, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, anatomy, art, awareness, body, breath, breathing, carmen bambach, color, curators, drawing, figure, finding of the week, humanity, inspiration, italy, life, manhattan, metropolitan museum of art, michelangelo, moment, movement, museums, new york city, red chalk, thinking, women, works on paper, world
posted February 15, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, art, awareness, body, breville, brooklyn, brooklyn bridge, brooklyn bridge park, color, community, core, creativity, dialogue, environment, exhibitions, family, fitness, food, gratefulness, health, kids, life, love, miles, moment, movement, nature, new york city, nutrition, present, purpose, running, sustainable, vegetables, weather, wellness, world
posted February 14, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, art, creativity, dialogue, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, life, love, moment, movement, new york city, present, time, world
“Sonia Delaunay refused to accept the factile distinction between fine art and applied art or decorative arts. She devoted her gifts equally to the design of a fabric or to a room-size oil painting…”
“For their visits to the dance hall, Bal Bullier, Sonia created her first ‘simultaneous dresses’, made of squares and triangles of taffeta, tulle, flannelette, moire corded silk — anything that came to hand and all mixed together…”
Stanley Baron and Jacques Damase. Sonia Delaunay: The Life of an Artist, A Personal Biography Based on Unpublished Private Journals, 1995.
posted February 08, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: abstract, active, art, bal bulder, biography, body, books, color, creativity, dance, dialogue, dress, fabric, fashion, france, geometry, history, jacques damase, life, moment, movement, music, painting, Paris, performance, poetry, robes poemes, simultaneity, simultaneous dresses, sonia delaunay, stanley baron, women, words, world
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl
These Few Things I’ve Learned from Superman
posted January 30, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, awareness, batman, books, children, core, elephant journal, eyes, family, kids, life, love, magic, motherhood, roald dahl, super heroes, superman, tara lemieux, women, world, yoga
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”
― Martin Luther King Jr.
posted January 21, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, art, awareness, change, core, dialogue, future, kids, life, love, Martin Luther King Jr., moment, movement, peace, present, purpose, quotes, running, social justice, social responsibility, sustainable, wellness, world
First bloom of 2013. Astonished and grateful!
“Instructions for living a life.
posted January 15, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: actions, active, altar, architecture, arrangement, art, awareness, body, breath, brooklyn, cactus, ceramic, change, choreography, choreography for the home, color, core, creativity, dance, elements, environment, family, feeling, fitness, flashes of inspiration, flow, flowers, health, home, inspiration, jewels, kids, kitchen, life, love, mary oliver, michele quan, miles, moment, morning, movement, music, natural, nature, New York, new york city, offerings, pattern, photography, poetry, present, raw white terra sigillata, repetition, rhythm, ritual, running, sequence, south, sustainable, water, weather, wellness, windows, women, world, yoga
“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life — think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, and every part of your body be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”
–Swami Vivekananda (1863-1902)
posted January 10, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, arms, art, awareness, body, books, change, community, core, creativity, dialogue, environment, extremities, family, five, food, friends, future, gratefulness, head, health, kids, legs, life, limbs, love, miles, moment, movement, nature, present, purpose, quotes, running, sustainable, swami vivekananda, wellness, women, world, yoga, yoga journal
posted January 07, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, art, awareness, black, body, breath, brooklyn, change, color, core, day, dialogue, earth, environment, fitness, flashes of inspiration, gratefulness, health, life, love, miles, moment, moon, movement, music, nature, new york city, night, planets, present, purpose, running, sketchbook, sky, sustainable, weather, wellness, women, world, yoga
posted January 05, 2013 | Comments (0)| Tags: 2013, active, air, art, awareness, beach, body, change, clouds, color, core, creativity, earth, environment, family, feet, friends, gratefulness, gray, health, isabela, kids, life, love, miles, moment, movement, music, nature, nutrition, photography, present, Puerto Rico, purpose, rain, rocks, running, salt, sand, sky, soul, stand up paddling, surfing, sustainable, water, weather, wellness, world, yoga
A morning run to the water,
posted December 12, 2012 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, anatomy, art, body, brooklyn, circle, core, drawings, feet, foundation, geometry, leonardo da vinci, light, london, moment, movement, music, new york city, running, science, senses, the royal collection, world
I’m enchanted by looking at Uta Barth’s 2011 series, …and to draw a bright, white line with light. Barth is considered a conceptual photographer and is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship this year. The idea of simple observations resonates with me because awareness of a simple action or a moment is usually my starting point in the studio (I try very hard to apply this to my everyday too!). To me, the photographs that have traces of her body are just sublime. And I especially like the idea that in the mind of an artist, a line can be drawn with anything. The catalogue, Uta Barth: To Draw with Light: Blind Spot Series 03, is out and I can’t wait to have it in my hands and notice all the details…
posted October 11, 2012 | Comments (0)| Tags: actions, active, anatomy, art, artbooks, awareness, blind spot series, body, breath, catalogue, conceptual, curtains, drawing, germany, home, life, light, los angeles, macarthur foundation, moment, observation, performance, photography, present, simple, sun, uta barth, women, world, yoga
On a day like today, I change my tote bag from foundation manager to gallery director. My commute is shorter, but the intensity of the day is the same. I wake up early to exercise and listen to Mumford & Sons, Sigh No More. I’ve been singing that song for days…
I hear our son tell me “Mama, I love you” in Spanish and it melts me. My edition for Sequoia Tees is on view today and I’m thrilled. I look around our small apartment and smile because the hallway is currently a studio, my side of the bed has books and recently purchased art supplies. On top of art supplies and projects, the living room looks like the Hall of Justice. This boy loves super heroes! I keep smiling and think of the rooftop. The vegetable garden was a great experiment this year. The tomato plants are about to close shop, but the kale, spinach, broccoli and garlic are happy, very happy…
It’s busy for sure, but there are so many positive things going on. All I can sing is “Love that will not betray you, dismay or enslave you, it will set you free…”
Sigh No More
Serve God love me and men
Sigh no more, no more
And man is a giddy thing
Love that will not betray you,
There is a design,
posted September 27, 2012 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, art, body geometry, broccoli, brooklyn, garlic, hall of justice, ideas, kale, life, love, lyrics, moment, motherhood, movement, mumford & sons, music, new york city, performance, projects, rooftop, rooftop gardens, running, sigh no more, spinach, toys, vegetables, women, world, yoga
The edition is based on my current series of work entitled Body Geometry. Read my previous post Peekaboo to learn more about it.
The edition comes with a card/drawing made of orange, hot pink and blue woodless colored pencils on recycled/acid free paper.
Thank you all and hope you enjoy it!
posted September 26, 2012 | Comments (0)| Tags: amsterdam, art, balance, blue, body, body geometry, color, design, drawings, editions, fabric, hot pink, movement, multiple, new york city, orange, rm5, running, sequoia tees, t-shirts, unique, woodless colored pencils, yoga
A very positive movement that is currently happening in the USA. They are young and educated; interested in the environment and real food; willing to learn a forgotten job; ready to work hard. They are the Greenhorns. Their book, Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers’ Movement was published this year by Storey Publishing.
I’ll be blogging more about one of my favorite chapters soon because it resonated to an artist’s life in some way. But here, I’ll share two wonderful lists from the chapter, Farming in the Web of Interconnectedness by Sarajane Snyder.
a good list
What Does the World Need?
posted September 25, 2012 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, art, books, brooklyn, connections, cricket creek farm, culture, economic, environment, farming, farms, greenhorns, health, knowledge, life, lists, moment, movement, politics, real food, relationships, rooftop gardens, running, sarajane snyder, storey publishing, technology, urban, urban farming, usa, vegetables, yoga
The project I’m currently working on is with a company based in Amsterdam called Sequoia Tees. The project consists of the creation of a unique and editioned T-shirt by visual artists from around the world. Each artist’s design is showcased for 1 day. The day my edition will be on view is next Thursday, September 27.
The edition is of 100 and the design is manually printed on a 100% cotton T-shirt. The collector can choose a number. Each T-shirt has a number punched (cut out and strengthened) in the left sleeve of the shirt. When a number has been sold no one else can buy this design with the number chosen.
The collectors’ item is wrapped in a Sequoia Tees designed gift box and comes with a certificate of authenticity. In addition, for my design, I made cards/drawings to be included with each T-shirt — which are based on my recent series entitled Body Geometry (see image). Oh, that’s right, I can’t show you the entire image yet!
The cards/drawings are made of orange, hot pink and blue woodless colored pencils on recycled/acid free paper. The dimensions are 5.5 x 12 inches. Each drawing includes a 12-inch piece of colored string. My intention is to give collectors the possibility of framing the drawing or rolling and tying the drawing for them to create their own scroll.
We have 5 more days to play Peekaboo. Meanwhile, check out Sequoia Tees‘ cool website. There is a lot to explore.
Wishing everyone a great weekend!
posted September 21, 2012 | Comments (0)| Tags: amsterdam, art, balance, blue, body, body geometry, color, design, drawings, editions, fabric, hot pink, movement, multiple, new york city, orange, running, sequoia tees, t-shirts, unique, woodless colored pencils, yoga
Very excited to be part of this upcoming project that merges my interests in art & design. Keep your eyes open for next Thursday, September 27, 2012.
posted September 19, 2012 | Comments (0)| Tags: amsterdam, art, blue, body, body geometry, design, drawings, editions, fabric, hot pink, movement, multiple, new york city, orange, running, sequoia tees, t-shirts, unique, yoga
I finally found a title for a new series of performance body monoprints using homemade beet ink. It has taken me many, many breaths to make these new works so I thought it to be a perfect title to describe the whole experience. I listen to Florence + the Machine while I run in the mornings. Her voice and lyrics are amazing.
I also began writing about how the works illustrate what keeps me active, involve and learning every day. I haven’t finish the post, and soon will be sharing both with you all. Until then, here is a bit of more information about the new works. Stay well and active friends!
posted August 07, 2012 | Comments (0)| Tags: anatomy, art, beets, breath, breathing, change, color, core, creativity, dialogue, environment, feet, fingers, fitness, food, garden, hands, health, life, love, lungs, miles, moment, momentary performances, monoprint, music, nature, nutrition, paper, performance, poetry, poses, present, prints, rooftop gardens, running, sustainable, triangle, urban farming, vegetables, yoga
When she was just a girl
When she was just a girl
And dreams of
This could be
posted July 03, 2012 | Comments (0)| Tags: actions, active, andy warhol, area yoga brooklyn, art, awareness, barbicon art gallery, bauhaus, bicycling, body geometry, brooklyn, core, creativity, dance, environment, family, fitness, food, garden, health, kids, life, merce cunningham, miles, moment, monoprint, movement, music, nature, nutrition, present, purpose, rooftop, running, summer, sustainable, vegetables, weather, wellness, women, world, yoga
A bit of green for Earth Day:
Edibles at BloomIQ.com
The Breville Juice Fountain Compact is a fantastic gadget for those who love a lot of green in their kitchens. I’m not a vegetarian, but since I got this juicer (which is ideal for a small kitchen), I’ve been craving green juices non-stop. There is nothing better than to have a burst of healthy greens after a run.
Happy Earth Day everyone! We’re celebrating by planting a small rooftop vegetable and herb garden.
posted April 22, 2012 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, art, breville, children, creative, earth day, finding of the week, food, garden, green, juice, kids, kitchen, life, moment, nature, new york city, nutrition, rooftop, vegetables
Play It Forward
posted February 15, 2012 | Comments (0)| Tags: awareness, body, books, cross training, exercise, finding of the week, movement, read, running, tiffany cruikshank, yoga, yoga journal
All This And Heaven Too (video)
And the heart is hard to translate,
But with all my education,
And I would give all this and heaven too,
And it talks to me in tiptoes,
But with all my education,
And I would give all this and heaven too,
And I would give all this and heaven too,
No, words are a language,
posted February 14, 2012 | Comments (0)| Tags: actions, active, art, brussels, europe, florence + the machine, installation, kiss, life, love, matthew deleget, moment, music, performance art, poetry, simple
The morning light is
If I was a painter
posted January 11, 2012 | Comments (0)| Tags: active, anatomy, art, brooklyn, buildings, canvas, color, creativity, eyes, legs, life, light, magical movement, moment, movement, music, New York, new york city, orange, painting, parks, perception, running, running shoes, simple, studio, sun, urban, yellow