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 [...]
Two bodies, Moving through the park Breathing, talking, observing Together, All in green.
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
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 [...]
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 [...]
Happy 2012 to all! I’m so uber proud and grateful to be part of the exhibition, Voces y Visiones: Gran Caribe at El Museo de Barrio; Curated by Rocío Aranda-Alvarado. I simply love everything about this place: the staff, building, colors, cafe…! VOCES Y VISIONES: Gran Caribe Drawn from El Museo del Barrio’s wide-ranging Permanent Collection, this exhibition [...]
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 [...]
For those who have a book problem (I do!), tomorrow, Saturday, June 18th, the illustrator and author Nikki McClure will be at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket signing her new book, To Market, to Market. This magical book has the perfect balance between the love of art, community and real food. Known for art that celebrates the [...]
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 [...]
What a pleasant surprise to find this wonderful and encouraging post in the Athleta Chi blog. Loved the story (the photos are amazing too) about how the writer’s kids found courage and fun in the same beaches where I grew up. Oh, this makes me smile… If You Never Did, You Should By Jessica Bellofatto “If you [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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!
New York City 75 degrees One absolutely beautiful day, two trains, three boroughs, equals a magnificent view of endless diversity. “Wherever you go, go with all your heart.” -Confucius
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 [...]
My kind of weekend Gorgeous weather Quiet city Nurturing all things at home… Happy weekend everyone!
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 [...]