Tuesday, March 31, 2009

As is

As I walked around New York a few weeks ago,
I noticed I wasn't taking pictures.
I was worried that I was not inspired . . .
What would I paint now?
And then they struck me . . . the fabulous water towers of the city skyline.
Peaking out from behind walls, towering over the city, on top of it all,
they were everywhere.
"...cuz when i look around, i think this, this is good enough
and i try to laugh at whatever life brings,
cuz when i look down i just miss all the good stuff
when i look up
i just trip over things..."
- ani difranco

Friday, March 27, 2009

southernmost Brooklyn, New York City - March 14, 2009

It's a choice, to stay

It's a dream, and I want to wake

You have blood on your hands and I'm feeling faint

and honey, you can't decide...

...smoke your cigarrettes, make your love, love . . .

I am drowning and you can't decide

It's not about geography or happenstance

you need to fly and take a chance

you don't need to soar to emptiness and float on high and forever dance alone

your scared, cause I feel like home . . .

. . . you leave me here on the other side.

words - Rachael Y. , photo - Nadir B.

Friday, March 20, 2009

"Inscription 4026 B.C." by Enrico Donati

This is one of my favourite pieces from the MOMA last week.
- rich colours, thick textures, bold size, large shadows, glowing lights -
just like the city itself; fascinating, rich, inspiring.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

hello Martin Kippenberger

I am currently wondering the streets of NYC.
One of my favourite things in life, really!
And while wondering through the floors of the MOMA, one of my other favourite things to do, especially when I know I am going to turn the corner and
run face to face with Mr. Mark Rothko!
I was introduced to the works of Martin Kippenberger.
A heavy retrospective, diverse and disturbing, enlightening and emotional.
The collection of work varied from room to room, really from piece to piece and it left me with the feeling that this man's personality was as such.
Amongst all of the caos were some beautiful pieces.
My favourite? an untitled painting 240 x 300 cm large,
from a series of work that was titled " dear painter, paint for me"
( it is pictured above with the man on the couch) nice place to sit in my opinion.
The light from this painting struck me from across the room.
Reminded me of the first time I saw an Edward Hopper in the flesh.
ahhhhh a day at the MOMA, life is sweet.