“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 [...]
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’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 [...]
Body Geometry for Sequoia Tees, 2012 Editioned T-shirt and cards/drawings, colored string Orange, hot pink and blue woodless colored pencils on recycled/acid free paper 5.5 x 12 inches Edition of 100 The edition for Sequoia Tees consists of the creation of a unique and editioned T-shirt by visual artists from around the world. The edition is [...]
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 [...]
The day has come and I can finally share with you the images from my edition with Sequoia Tees, a cool company based in Amsterdam. I’m thrilled about this project and although it’s not quite September 27th right here in NYC, in Amsterdam it sure is. So let’s get this rolling…. The edition is based [...]
A very positive movement that is currently happening in the USA. They are young and educated; interested in the environment and real food; willing to learn a forgotten job; ready to work hard. They are the Greenhorns. Their book, Greenhorns: 50 Dispatches from the New Farmers’ Movement was published this year by Storey Publishing. I’ll be blogging more [...]
The project I’m currently working on is with a company based in Amsterdam called Sequoia Tees. The project consists of the creation of a unique and editioned T-shirt by visual artists from around the world. Each artist’s design is showcased for 1 day. The day my edition will be on view is next Thursday, September 27. The [...]
Very excited to be part of this upcoming project that merges my interests in art & design. Keep your eyes open for next Thursday, September 27, 2012.
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 [...]
Luminescence Dressed in Red & Pink, 2012 A/P Performance Body Monoprint Book Gouache on paper 20 inches x 6 7/8 inches
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 [...]
…to read and exercise, this is a great article from the current issue of Yoga Journal. Play It Forward By Tiffany Cruikshank “…A yoga practice encourages you to take inventory of your body as you practice. The more awareness you have of how your body feels from day to day or from pose to pose, [...]
Body Geometry, 2011-ongoing Momentary movements Blue and hot pink fabric, orange clothing In Body Geometry, I explore the subtleties of balance and movement, which is based on my running and yoga practice. I incorporate three elements that have been essential to my work for years — abstraction, movement and color. Through the use of the [...]
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 [...]
“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: [...]
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
What does community mean for us — as artists, runners, yogis, parents, friends and neighbors?
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 [...]
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 [...]