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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
“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 [...]
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 [...]
The day has come and I can finally share with you the images from my edition with Sequoia Tees, a cool company based in Amsterdam. I’m thrilled about this project and although it’s not quite September 27th right here in NYC, in Amsterdam it sure is. So let’s get this rolling…. The edition is based [...]
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 [...]
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.
Luminescence Dressed in Red & Pink, 2012 A/P Performance Body Monoprint Book Gouache on paper 20 inches x 6 7/8 inches
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 [...]
…to read and exercise, this is a great article from the current issue of Yoga Journal. Play It Forward By Tiffany Cruikshank “…A yoga practice encourages you to take inventory of your body as you practice. The more awareness you have of how your body feels from day to day or from pose to pose, [...]
Last month, I posted a video of Martha Graham’s Lamentation (See Between Red & Blue). Today, Google is commemorating her birthday with a fantastic Google doodle and animation by Ryan Woodward. Check it out and enjoy! Martha Graham’s choreography embodied by a Google doodle By Ben Quinn at The Guardian Martha Graham, the American dancer and choreographer [...]
Lamentation Choreography and Costume by Martha Graham Music: Neun Klavierstücke, op. 3. no. 2 by Zoltán Kodály Premiere: January 8, 1930 at Maxine Elliott’s Theatre, New York City
Body Geometry, 2011-ongoing Momentary movements Blue and hot pink fabric, orange clothing In Body Geometry, I explore the subtleties of balance and movement, which is based on my running and yoga practice. I incorporate three elements that have been essential to my work for years — abstraction, movement and color. Through the use of the [...]
Flesh, mind, breath: 1 body, 1 color, 1 continuous line.
Daylight, 2010 Performance drawings using colored pencils on paper 14 x 17 inches; 11 x 14 inches; 9 x 12 inches This new series of performance drawings continues my exploration into the subtle movements my body makes and my connection to my immediate environment. The works are raw and unedited — I move, I absorb, [...]
Flesh, mind, breath: 3 knots, 3 colors, 3 points.