Chihuly

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Victoria + Albert Rotunda Chandelier viewed during my first trip to London and the V+A Museum. I should clarify this, I visited London briefly a very long time ago and I do not recall much except the hovercraft ride from the White Cliffs of Dover that brought me to Paris for the first of many visits. It is a beautiful sculpture, but reading more about it revealed the obvious, it is a challenge to clean.

Recycled

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DIOR | NYC cleverly recycled electronics are transformed into an eye-catching window display. 

PS1

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Tiny art by Maureen Gallace at MOMA PS1 in Queens, NY.

Streets of San Francisco

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San Francisco by Jay Malone of Buffalo NY If you dined at the former Martin Cooks on Connecticut Street in Buffalo New York you might have spotted this painting of a street in San Francisco. The depth of perspective and play of heavy texture against the darkness with hints of illumination from the windows, street lights and automobiles immediately draws you in. Each time my husband and I visited for a very enjoyable meal we would stop and stare for a moment. One day we inquired about the artist and if there was any possibility he would be will to sell this […]

Walking Paris

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I think I have mentioned before that I love Paris! I have visited the city many times and dropped by the usual tourist destinations like the Louvre and the Musée d’Orsay. Once inside after waiting online, reality sets in… it would take days to see all that is offered. On our latest trip an effort was made to not let those precious few hours slip away….. waiting. We decided to walk, talk, eat, relax, walk some more, talk and eat again.  We roamed the Paris streets, but this time included planned, liesurely  stops for lunch and dinner at well researched […]

Falling Water?

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1 2 We are all familiar with Falling Water, a remarkable residence in Bear Run, Pennsylvania designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.  Artist Jason Middlebrook’s take on Falling Water represents the artist’s fascination with the earth’s environment and the human effect juxtaposed with Wright’s vision of living in harmony with nature. This is a gigantic mobile fountain which at first glance appears to be made of stone, but in actuality it is constructed primarily of styrofoam. Falling Water by Middlebrook is another great example of the exhibits you will find at MASS MoCA, this was the perfect venue for artistic work of this scale.

May 7, 2013

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May 7, 2013 was a perfect day to take in the sites in New York City, including a new art installation by artist Orly Genger entitled Red, Yellow and Blue, commissioned by Mad. Sq. Art in Madison Square Park.  These colorful sculptures will be on view through Summer 2013. The work is comprised of the artist’s signature material, approximately 1.4 million feet of hand-knotted nautical rope covered in 3,000+ gallons of paint and weighing in at a mere 100,000 pounds! It creates an impressive backdrop for this park’s already beautiful lawns and gardens. Another great excuse to take a stroll in NYC.

Works in Paper

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It is no secret that I love imaginative, whimsical creations that delight the eye and make people smile. This morning I found the latest Interior Design magazine in my mailbox. I thumbed through it quickly and turned to my favorite part, the back cover. Maharam, a provider of textiles to architects and interior designers, has been the source of these creative ads for as long as I can remember. Generally a single image, always eye-catching and without explanation, that truly makes you want to find out more and I did….. Upper left notes “Skira Rizzoli” a publisher of museum quality fine art books, […]