Thursday, December 31, 2009
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
And the textures and layers and composition in these larger ones are truly abstract works of art.
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
owl pellet 1...bones, fur, evidence
owl pellet 2...tufted testament
outside part of a fawn's hoof...I'll take your word for it lynne!
bird skull...be still my beating heart
miniature wasp nests (more views in a future post)
portion of a larger wasp nest...with pine needles as extra support!
unidentified seed pods...ideas anyone? (more views in a future post)
thank you lynne
and happy new year
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Although most of the origami world focuses on model-making and the technical aspects, there are some who elevate paper folding to a fine art form. One of my favourite segments was an interview with origami artist Paul Jackson, where he describes how just one fold can lead to many creative options.
He goes on to show his work with organic abstract forms. Although the more representative origami forms done by many of the artists are very impressive, these are closest to my heart! I have included some below. Go to his website to see more.
And here are some wonderful pieces from the artists of Crimp, a group of French paper crumpling artists.vincent floderer
Keep your eyes open for this film on PBS (or buy the DVD). It's wonderful! I am still tingling...
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Views from inside the Museum of Modern Art. It felt like a place of worship to me.
The Guggenheim (of course!). The architecture was as impressive as the art.
Looking across the reservoir to the Upper West Side on a rainy Saturday. I'm so glad my first glimpse of Central Park was on a moody, foggy, atmospheric day.
But I also appreciated that same view on a sunny Tuesday!
In an attempt to neutralize urban overload, I thoroughly enjoyed a long solitary walk in Central Park where I nicely regained my bearings.
Our lovely well-located brownstone B & B on the Upper East Side. Central Park was at the end of our street and the Guggenheim and Metropolitan Museum of Art were just a few blocks away.
View from our B & B window. The perfect place for someone like me, who can literally spend hours enjoying the small details of an urban courtyard. More detail views below.