“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
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
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
I’m so thrilled to share with you the catalogue of the three person exhibition, The Weight of Jupiter, I was part of at Enjoy in Wellington, NZ. The essay for the exhibition curated by Erica Van Zon, was written by clever Megan Dunn. Another reason why I fell in love with the land and people of New [...]
You Can Sing Me Anything, 2011 Installation at Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand Green ribbon Photos: Lance Cash You Can Sing Me Anything was part of a three person exhibition entitled The Weight of Jupiter in Wellington, NZ. The exhibition, curated by Erica Van Zon, included work by Lisa Benson and Zoe Rapley. For [...]
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 [...]
Flesh, mind, breath: 3 knots, 3 colors, 3 points.
Hope you’re all having a great summer. Here are some of my summer thoughts after having a wonderful time with family and at my favorite place: the beach. It pleases me immensely to see how my boy loves the ocean. He was born in NYC, but his blood is Caribbean…and I truly love that! Fruit [...]
On the second day of summer, where is my mind? Swimming in the Caribbean. Surrounded by family and nature. I’m counting the days… Where is yours? Where is My Mind By The Pixies Oh With your feet in the air and your head on the ground Try this trick and spin it, yeah Your head [...]
I’ve been fascinated by triangle pose (Trikonasana) since I began practicing yoga. This is a pose that I try to do everyday, even if it is for a couple of minutes at lunch time. It really makes me feel good. What I find magical about the pose is how our bodies become geometry, basic shapes [...]
Photo contest submission by Jennifer Day From Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
I’m glad to be back after a couple of weeks of too much happening at the same time. Here are some new discoveries that kept me balanced during busy days. To begin a yoga practice at home, I got the podcast Jason Crandell. Each practice is twenty minutes and Crandell is such an excellent teacher. [...]
Everything feels so new in the spring. My curious boy has been showing me the world from a new perspective. This weekend, we spent long hours with friends, playing in the park, and looking at fresh bits of color — trees, magnolias, daffodils. Very refreshing! The beautiful sun has inspired me to introduce him to [...]
Beautiful sunny day early morning in New York running with my favorite music creative thoughts and a happy heart returned home found two beautiful smiles and a cup of good coffee simple things taste so good!
It’s been already three weeks since Mateo arrived and I’ve enjoyed every second of it. As an artist, I want Mateo to be surrounded by creativity everyday. I listened to music during my pregnancy and music seems to be one of his favorite things. He already has an iTunes playlist! Here are some of the [...]
The first official week of 2009 ⎯ back to work, openings, and all the rest. It was great to receive a wonderful poem by Rumi from my friend Steve. The poem, translated by Elizabeth Mitchell. Although the album is for children, I think adults can enjoy it as well. It has really wonderful interpretations of [...]
A while ago, my friend Margie, an awesome athlete, cook, and nutrition expert, recommended me to read the book Real Food by Nina Planck. One of my favorite things to do is to cook simple and fresh food, and I find so many similarities between cooking and working out an idea in the studio. I’m [...]
I still remember the day I decided to sign up for a 5K in Central Park. I didn’t know what to expect, but wanted to know how it felt to be part of a running event. The race was in the spring, but on that day, it was raining and cold! After the race, I [...]