Sunday, September 25, 2011

Home work

(fall comes to a Governors island picnic & the Highline)

2 relatively new things to do here in NYC that I actually give as "homework" to clients & friends because I have found both to be so wonderful (& often full of art) .
Governors Island & The Highline. This weekend is the last for Governors Island until next spring -which makes no sense to me as I would think it to be the perfect place to go in fall & winter & often I find myself wondering-what must Halloween be like on the island? What must it look like covered in snowfall? Until the island gets its own webcam-like Niagra Falls has-I will never know.
If you are in the process of creating a 2012 to-do list :add the island to it & go see the Highline today! It is fascinating how this one project has altered the surrounding area. (Chelsea Market has played a big part too . The hallways there are sprinkled with art & they really know how to take advantage of their space come Halloween & the winter holidays, making them another wonderful place to visit if you never have.)

Friday, January 21, 2011


I have almost always loved color as an element in both art & life. The only exception to this was the years that I focused on the magic of etching and lithography -which , for me was all about black and white and veils of gray.
Yesterday I was sorting through my flat files full of art, looking for pieces to submit for an upcoming show. As I put them up on the wall to better to see, I began playing around with my new favorite tool: photo booth. It has it's limits but those limits somehow also help to make using it irresistibly challenging.
I only wish there were a way for me to take it out & about. I would love to photograph the sky , birds, trees, snowfall and oh so many other images-just to see how it would or might not turn out.