Pictures from an iPhone.
Wow, eight months. This counts for a bit more than hiatus I would say. For so long things did not feel right. When they do not feel right, I will not continue. Today feels appropriate. Hopefully my awfully long hiatus will be a thing of the past and not a repeatable event in the future.
Here are a few pictures of Paris I took on a small trip a few weeks back. Doesn’t Paris always look better sans color?
A strange and beautiful film telling the story of Titian’s “Metamorphosis.”
Produced by the National Gallery, London.
A little stop motion animation action for a Tuesday afternoon.
“No Noodles” by Tyler Nicolson, Music by Chris Adriaanse.
After a shenanigan-filled night of jumping into pools where the depth was unknown, I am left with a contusion on my heel bone making walking a difficult feat to be accomplished. As I re-prioritize my life in terms of the necessities that lie on the third floor of my house while I reside on the first, I fantasize about the places my non-invalid feet can take me. Strolling through rolling pastures, experiencing waves of heat in a desert landscape, or crossing bridges into the unknown taunt my restless body as I hobble around on repurposed crutches that look like Red’s head from Fraggle Rock. These images will be my motivation to remain stationary and wear sensible shoes in order to continue my own wanderings in a timely fashion.
Pictures from an iphone.
Tom Fruin, “Watertower,” 2012.
This is my kind of public art project. Inspired by the location’s history and iconography, has a dash of whimsy, yet still a visually striking piece. The “watertower” reflects the sunlight during the day and glows at night. Sitting on a building in DUMBO it only enhances that majestic view of the Manhattan skyline that only Brooklyn can provide.
Fruin also made that bitchen sign hanging at the much hyped about Wythe Hotel.
I value the referential quality of art, the fact that a work can allude to things or states of being without in any way representing them. The ideas that give rise to a work can be quite diffuse, so I would describe my usual working process as a kind of distillation — trying to make coherence out of things that can seem contradictory. But coherence is not the same as resolution. The most interesting art for me retains a flickering quality, where opposed ideas can be held in a tense coexistence.
– Martin Puryear, 2007