Again, the sharp new moon blade. Again we walk a garden with the lily’s clever talking around us. Green satin no tailor sews, trees putting on their hats. A drumming begins, and we play along on the drums of our stomachs. The lake that was ice and iron is now ridged in the breeze like [...]
Rossana Martinez To Love and To Hold (Secrets of the Sea), 2013 Performance Body Monoprints Turmeric ink on paper 2 x 2 x 2.25 inches To Love and To Hold (Secrets of the Sea), is based on anatomy, body movement and its relationship with the ocean (five limbs, five fingers, five oceans). For the performance, I use [...]
Eadweard Muybridge: Naked Truths “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 [...]
I could relate the five Ws about this image, but I think the image tells it all. Enjoy!
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 [...]
Linda Mary Montano: Always Creative Curated by Janet Dees From Site Santa Fe‘s press release: Montano has created works in a variety of forms that explore the interaction between art and life. At the heart of her practice is the belief that the strategies employed in the creation of and engagement with art, such as [...]
Another reason to love the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Thinking Aloud “I can see the humanity in a way, the figure breathing.” — Carmen Bambach About 82nd & Fifth 82nd & Fifth is the Met’s address in New York City. It is also the intersection of art and ideas. We’ve invited 100 curators from across the [...]
Two bodies, Moving through the park Breathing, talking, observing Together, All in green.
Felix Gonzalez-Torres Untitled (Perfect Lovers), 1991 14 x 28 x 2 3/4 inches overall 14 inches diameter each The Felix Gonzalez-Torres Foundation Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY
“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 [...]
“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 I feel better about our living room looking like the Hall of Justice. How fantastic is to be [...]
“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.
First bloom of 2013. Astonished and grateful! “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” –Mary Oliver
“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) From Yoga [...]
Up early, Moving, And admiring a graceful partner.
Rossana Martinez Between Two Lungs, 2012-2013 Performance Body Monoprints Beet ink on paper 14 x 17 inches
A morning run to the water, As I move, I witness the sunrise, While my senses attune to all the elements that form this wonderful circle of light, movement and music. Image: Leonardo da Vinci Anatomical Study, ca. 1510-1511 The Royal Collection, London
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 [...]
Body Geometry for Sequoia Tees, 2012 Editioned T-shirt and cards/drawings, colored string Orange, hot pink and blue woodless colored pencils on recycled/acid free paper 5.5 x 12 inches Edition of 100 The edition for Sequoia Tees consists of the creation of a unique and editioned T-shirt by visual artists from around the world. The edition is [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Paradise By Coldplay When she was just a girl She expected the world But it flew away from her reach so She ran away in her sleep And dreamed of Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise, Para-para-paradise Every time she closed her eyes When she was just a girl She expected the world But it flew away from her [...]
See the World in Orange and Blue, 2011 Momentary movements Orange and blue woodless colored pencils, paint, hands, wall, sketchbook, paper Installation/performance at EFA Project Space, New York, NY I have been exploring the idea of body geometry by incorporating abstraction, movement and color. I am interested in creating an experience, and a dialogue between the [...]
A bit of green for Earth Day: The Nickel Pincher: The Easiest Plant You’ll Ever Grow By Jean Nick 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 [...]
Art for the heart… Oh, this is one of those songs that I wish I wrote the lyrics. Happy day everyone! All This And Heaven Too (video) By Florence + the Machine And the heart is hard to translate, It has a language of its own, It talks and tongues and quiet sighs and prayers [...]
Sunrise 7:19am The morning light is the most beautiful light If I was a painter I would paint while I run
Finding of the week: A claymation movie by Madison Blinn Based on the book Little Blue and Little Yellow by Leo Lionni Song is Goodnight Moon by Said the Whale About the book Little Blue and Little Yellow are best friends, but one day they can’t find each other. When they finally do, they give [...]