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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
As an artist, I feel so lucky my parents always encouraged me to follow my dreams. As a mama of a 2-year old boy with a huge imagination, I want to let him explore, learn, and reach high to whatever he wants to be. One of the things I love most about being a parent [...]
I’m thrilled to be part of The Weight of Jupiter, a three person exhibition in beautiful New Zealand. I’m in great company with artists Lisa Benson and Zoë Rapley. For the exhibition, curated by Erica Van Zon, I’ll have a ribbon floor installation entitled, You Can Sing Me Anything, 2011. Will post images and links [...]
I just had a chance to see this wonderful installation after an early work meeting and on my way to the office. The experience was magical! Simple moments like this are the reason why I love this city… Infinite Variety: Three Centuries of Red and White Quilts The American Folk Art Museum has dramatically transformed [...]
Every time I run the Brooklyn Bridge, I take a mental photo of how beautiful the orange Staten Island Ferry looks moving through the blue/gray water. But watching this video in the New York Times makes me want to take the ferry often… This is the beauty of five wonderful boroughs — and the space between — [...]
Writing on the Run by Araina Bond, a nice read in Runner’s World about author and distance runner, Michael Collins. I totally understand the connection between creativity and running…it feels so good! My favorite lines: “Collins never hit the trails without a pencil and paper in his pocket… I began training hard, 80 miles a week, stopping here [...]
Wrap Yourself Around Me, 2011 Installation/performance at Towson University Reused fabrics, sketchbook and 50 yards of blue ribbon
Last week, I was fortunate to present a new project at Towson University in Maryland. The exhibition curated by Prof. Susan Isaacs and entitled Fluid celebrates the 75th anniversary of the American Abstract Artists. I was in great company with friends and artists, Lynne Harlow and Marthe Keller. The whole experience was simply wonderful — from the [...]
“My role in society, or any artist’s or poet’s role, is to try and express what we all feel. Not to tell people how to feel. Not as a preacher, not as a leader, but as a reflection of us all.” –John Lennon You and Me By Dave Matthews Band Want to pack your bags [...]
Cultivate 1) to prepare and use for the raising of crops; also: to loosen or break up the soil about (growing plants) 2) a) to foster the growth of — cultivate vegetables b) culture — the act of developing the intellectual and moral faculties especially by education c) to improve by labor, care, or study: [...]
So scary — it’s November already. What happened to 2010? Hope you all had a great Halloween. Brooklyn looks beautiful in fall colors. Enjoy!
What does community mean for us — as artists, runners, yogis, parents, friends and neighbors?
It’s almost impossible to believe that it’s already October and chilly. September was — as always — a month full of new information, experiences, and goals. But although it was a busy month, this year September felt different, and I mean good different. Among the many reasons I couldn’t find time to write is that I [...]
Magical moments happen when… After a long day – first day of a tough class – picked up my fast runner from daycare. I laugh when people ask me if he already walks. He runs and runs and runs… – cooked a healthy dinner – bathed, read and got the little runner happily in bed Suddenly the final details [...]