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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
“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.
“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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Finding of the week: “I went from being an artist who makes things to being one who makes things happen” -Jeremy Deller Living as Form presented by Creative Time On view May 18-October 16, 2011 Essex Street Market building and throughout the Lower East Side, NYC Around the world artists and non-artists alike are blurring [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Your Eyes Give Me Something to Dream, 2010-ongoing Installation view at Indianapolis Museum of Art Recycled newspaper pencils printed with words Photo Scott Grow View catalogue Your Eyes Give Me Something to Dream is an ongoing series of multiples made out of recycled newspaper and words. The words are taken from tags I frequently use in [...]
“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 [...]
What does community mean for us — as artists, runners, yogis, parents, friends and neighbors?
Two great running findings this week. Good to see resources available for everyone. On the Run, a blog about the New York City Marathon. The Marathon this year is on November 7 and will have about 43,000 runners. So looking forward to it! A Running Start, a free online coaching resource developed by New York [...]
Flesh, mind, breath: 1 body, 1 color, 1 continuous line.
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 [...]
I just read this in the current issue of Yoga Magazine, and it is so simple and clear, I want to share it with you all. “Rather than entering any situation wondering how it will serve you, let your entire motivation be to serve the greater good. Ask yourself constantly, how do I serve here, rather than [...]
Finding of the week: “We always need to remember that behind almost every great moment in history, there are heroic people doing really boring and frustrating things for a prolonged period of time.” From New York Times, My Favorite August by Gail Collins.
If you want to get a real view of what an artist’s life is all about, check out Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life at MINUS SPACE. On view from August 7 until September 4, 2010. A must see, read, experience, feel. In 2007, I wrote the post, Your Heart Makes Me Feel, after I [...]
Crash into Me, 2007-2011 Site-specific installation at Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY (2007) Museo de Arte de Caguas (MUAC), Caguas, Puerto Rico (2010) Pacific Northwest College of Art, Feldman Gallery, Portland, OR (2010) Fluorescent orange and hot pink ribbons In Crash into Me, my intention is to dynamically change the architecture of the space [...]
The taste of summer is… fresh I’ve been giving life to those whispery notes/sketches I often add to my Resource: Where Abstract Art is (From) with a great group of artists: Glen Cunningham, Laura Fayer, Lori Kirkbride, Rachael Wren. All artists were part of Susan Ross and PowerHouse Projects. Source was on view at The [...]
Flesh, mind, breath: 3 knots, 3 colors, 3 points.