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 [...]
I could relate the five Ws about this image, but I think the image tells it all. Enjoy!
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.
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 [...]
“And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don’t believe in magic will never find it.” ― Roald Dahl I feel better about our living room looking like the Hall of Justice. How fantastic is to be [...]
“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.
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
New York is a Friendly Town, 1942 Photo by Weegee (Arthur Fellig, 1899-1968) International Center of Photography
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 [...]
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 [...]
I went to Socrates Sculpture Park and was glad to see their current exhibition entitled Vista. It was refreshing to find a clever group of sculptures/installations in one place. Three dimensional is my kind of place — especially if it welcomes public interaction (try to follow that arrow on a windy day) and includes a great view [...]