Dog Love

Mr. Milton gets the honor of inaugurating this blog. As a 12 year old canine, he knows exactly what’s important in life and he will serve as consultant for my coming posts. For those of us who love dogs, their wisdom is an undeniable fact and the gentle creature pictured below has taught me countless…

On “The Language of Things”

I’m a big fan of the Public Art Fund and generally like their NYC-wide, temporary installations. The title of the current show in City Hall Park, The Language of Things, had me excited but ultimately left me unimpressed. On Aug. 4, Ken Johnson wrote that the park was “alarmingly unkempt” and this was the case…

Grosse on the Beach

Yesterday, a friend and I took the NYC Water Taxi out to the Rockaways to spend a lazy afternoon at Riis Beach. We also wanted to check out Katharina Grosse’s new public art piece which will be up for the duration of the summer. Although I have yet to see her sprawling paint job psychylustro…

The Unfolding of Time

Since stumbling upon Rebecca Solnit’s piece in Harper’s a few months back, I’ve brought myself up to speed by reading her books “Men Explain Things to me” and “Hope in the Dark: Untold Histories, Wild Possibilities.” I found some of it difficult to get through–particularly the sections on violence towards women–but aside from that I…

The Possibility Wave

It’s been a long time coming (1 year and 10 months to be exact) but I now finally have a fabricator on board for my Percent for Art commission! The sculpture–initially titled Sound-Wave-Sound but more recently renamed The Possibility Wave*–is going to be suspended from the ceiling in the 24 feet high lobby of PS335Q…

Silent and Listening

The past few days have been most painful in my adopted land. In the face of judgement and hatred, many people have spoken and written so eloquently about their pain and fear and anguish. While I take comfort in their words, I think my own time is best spent silent and listening. Deeply, and with…

A Temple to Minimalism

A friend and I made the trip up to Dia:Beacon in June last year. It was a sunny and warm Friday and the place felt surprisingly empty. We spent the whole day there, our low-key conversation meandering as we slowly made our way through the different areas. My friend, who visited for the first time…

Melt to Earth

Here are few pics from October, 2013: Aaron Curry’s sculptures surrounding the fountain at the Lincoln Center. I really enjoyed these big wonky painted aluminum things. They looked like kids’ drawings in 3D, made out of rubber or plastic.

A Moment of Gratitude

Spent the long weekend with my close friend and her wonderful family in Connecticut. So grateful for their generous invitation. Few things beat a post-pool nap on the porch, surrounded by this lush, gorgeous garden…

Octagonal Blessing

There is an octagonal gallery at the Harwood Museum of Art in Taos, NM, that is dedicated to a permanent installation of 7 Agnes Martin paintings. It has a skylight in the center with 4 seats by Donald Judd right below it. I absolutely love this room. I saw it in December (2015) when I…

Ceramic Pastries

I have so many photos from great art shows I’ve seen that would’ve ended up on Facebook, had we not broken up a couple of years ago. For a while I tried to get in to ArtStack instead but it didn’t stick for some reason. Here’s a highlight from last September (2015): Ron Nagle at…

Understanding

Strolling through Brooklyn Bridge Park last night, a friend and I happened upon Martin Creed’s big sign as the sun was setting over New Jersey. It’s installed right by the water in a newer section of the park and sits on a large pedestal with stair-like steps that offers a different view–both of the work…

Creativity

I find the urge to write a tender impulse. Impossible to force, bribe or fake, it needs to want to happen. Without interest in polite obligation, the itch to write–like most creative cravings–is more likely to pay a visit when extended an open invitation and plenty of room to play. Providing skill and a respectful…