Monday, 23 May 2011
Toby and I saw this as soon as we got to New York. It was totally amazing. I think we ended up sitting in there for about an hour just looking at it all. I was feeling a bit spaced out by the end of it. This review gives a much better account of the installation, as well as some more photos. These photos are courtesy of Toby.
Well I find myself in New York again. I just can't keep away! I will soon be starting work with Andrea making sets and props for TV, and then just seeing what happens! I really don't have much of a plan. But Toby is working at 2x4 so he at least has a plan.
So far we have been spending far too much money and eating way too much. We're living in "East Williamburg", which turns out to be deepest darkest Bushwick.
So far we have:
Oogled the books at the Strand Bookstore
Wandered round Soho, Chinatown, Lower Manhattan and walked over the Brooklyn bridge.
Walked the Highline and fattened up in the Chelsea Food Market
Spend way too much money at Beacon's Closet
Wandered round Bedford Ave in Brooklyn and Fort Greene.
And met up with the most lovely Kaye Blegvad and Lucy Nurnberg.
Good time have been had.
Wednesday, 4 May 2011
Found the amazing work of Abigail Reynolds somewhere on the internet, as you do.
I don't think I have ever seen anything like it, which is saying something! It's nice to see someone come up with a very simple idea that just looks beautiful. And I am in awe of the time and effort it must take to complete each piece!
Tuesday, 3 May 2011
I came across this today and thought it was rather cool.
It's a project taking place in Philadelphia where 40 local and international artists have been invited to paint 'love letter' murals on walls visible from the elevated train line, so all those poor commuters have something to smile about in the morning. In total there will be 50 walls, and the project is also including books and sign painting classes.