Thursday, November 8, 2012

On View: Tiffany Bozic

I love when female artists have babies and make post-pregnancy art.  Remember when Bjork came out with her 6th album Medulla, composed almost entirely of sounds made by the human voice?  It was an astonishing feat - gutsy, creative, and inspired.  Much of her inspiration came from the recent birth of her daughter Isadora. 

Tonight you can view the meticulously detailed paintings of another new mom, Tiffany Bozic, opening at the Joshua Liner Gallery from 6-8 PM. Aptly titled, Transformation embodys many new themes for Bozic.  While her subject matter of flora and fauna (both real and imagined) remains,  she has ventured into new territory informed by a profoundly new experience and the dawn of bringing a little person into this crazy world.  Explained in her own words, "From the shifting perspective of a new mom, I thought a lot about the planet into which I was bringing my daughter. Some of the paintings reflect the sacrifice and transformative changes of pregnancy.” 

Flesh and Blood


Bozic's pure talent is fascinating on its own and can hold a light to celebrated naturalists like James Audubon and Ernst Haeckel.  Her paintings, however, have a more playful edge, and build castles in the air. 

The cherry on top: Gingko Press recently released her first Monograph, "Drawn by Instinct" , a gorgeous collection of her gifted work, available through the gallery this evening and through Amazon

Happy arting!

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

First Snow + Comradeship

Old man winter is here, and her name is Athena.  

While most of us in the New York City area were unharmed by little miss Sandy, there are many still dealing with the devastating effects.  And today, along comes winter storm Athena. Donations, which are still very much needed, can be made to the RED CROSS disaster relief fund.

Not only does the American Red Cross serve humanity, but they also have one of the most beautiful logos of all time.  Designed by Henri Durant in 1863, the logo serves as a symbol of protection. Their vintage ads are lovely examples of Americana, but more so remind me of the good in people.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

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This is really BIG news. RA RA RIOT ALBUM RELEASE!

ohmygosh, hello blog!

Wow, hang gliding on a Dorito is really fun!  But as my friend put it, "You've been hang gliding on that Dorito for a looooong time!"  So, it's time to get back to the business of blogging about all the lovely stuff that I think, see, make, and do!

There are lots of updates, projects, news, and adventures to tell you all about.  Including decorating the little nerd nest I call home with my boo, escaping to Nantucket in the fall, building little terrarium worlds, and many upcoming art shows! Oh, and did I mention, a new blog design by 18th & Oak!!!

Thanks for hanging in there with me, now let's get off that Dorito and get down to brass tacks!

(Above: Heart Doily Print by Ashley Goldberg)

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Although I have totally been dissing my "Blogtown and Z Boys," as my friend Mandee says, it is finally time for a new blog post and a new painting!  This little number was inspired by some of the many wonderful shapes in the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens.  Tulips, budding flowers, leaves, and as always, cloud shapes.  The rusty oranges and dull browns look great with aqua blues, mint greens, dusty pinks, and dark plums.  And the white and yellow shapes break away from the pack.  For as flat as I like my paintings to be, I like the movement in this one.  And, for being balanced in composition, almost strictly so, it still escapes being static.  I look forward to more painting adventures now that summer is winding down and I don't have magical places like Cape Cod to distract me!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Brooklyn halfsie finisher!

On May 22nd, I finished my second half-marathon, this time in Brooklyn, NY!  The race started in lovely Prospect Park and ended on the Coney Island boardwalk, where finishers were rewarded with a banana and water.  Hahahaha!  That's right, the Brooklyn edition of the half-marathon series offered no medal!  While Brooklyn always keeps it real, we all know accomplishments mean nothing if you don't have a medal to prove it;)
So how does a lady celebrate an achievement like this?  A growler of Heffen Weissen from Brouwerij Lane  (Greenpoint Brooklyn), a huge bottle of Smart Water, and a Netflix movie marathon!
Here's to half-marathon #2! I wonder if I have it in me to do one in all five boroughs!?
P.S. Someone quite thoughtful made sure I got that medal!