Friday, August 20, 2010

Nerves in a Jangle

Collage, gesso, chalk, charcoal, ink on Newsprint.

Tongue Bolt clinic

Oil, gesso, chalk, charcoal, collage on Newsprint.
Title retrieved by random from an excerpt from the book Postcards, by Annie Proulx.

NY Trip

One of the highlights of a recent visit to New York back in July was a trip to the Met with our good friends' kids who live in Queens. Esther and Lemuel had never been to the Met and I assured them that they where in for a surprise. We began our adventure on the rooftop of the Met where ice cream was enjoyed while checking out

Doug + Mike Starn on the Roof: Big BambĂș- a monumental, sprawling, display of bound bamboo sticks that transformed into an architectural maze that one could tour if patient enough to acquire a precious ticket-we just watched and took in the views of the park and city.
From the rooftop we made our way down to the Impressionists-George Seurat was a big hit with his dots of color. We came across a Courbet (one of my favorite painters of all time, and told the kids so) they thought the parrot was beautiful(in their words) but thought it was a little weird that the woman was not wearing any clothes.
Esther and Lemuel then wanted to see the Arms and Armour wing which instantly became a favorite spot. They found the Samurai masks funny and some of the swords a bit rusty.
A very memorable day spent at the Met-kids know how to energize a place especially when they are touching all of the art.