Wednesday, April 28, 2010

my best friend forever makes art.

Meghan Rennie takes pretty photographs about the space in between things.  The opening reception for "We're so Much Alike, We Must be Brothers" is on May 6th in Toronto.  Just sayin'.  Also, I love her.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

flower party!

Each Spring, one of the most enchanting events takes place at the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens: Hanami.  Hanami literally means "flower viewing" in Japanese. Since we don't have the cherry blossom forecast  (sakurazensen) here in America, I went twice to experience the different stages of this amazing process, as the blossoms only last one or two weeks! The first time I went the blossoms must have just bloomed that morning all at once.  They were so perfectly in place, as you can see in the polaroids.  When I returned a week later, it was just completely different and magical!!!  The breeze had created all this wonderful blossom snow, and tiny petals were flying through the air and showering down onto the ground.  It was the most cheerful and relaxing vision I've ever seen!  Nature is really cool.

new art story: Process Makes Perfect!

(Jodie Jill, 2009.  Ink, gouache, and colored pencil on paper. 58 1/2 x 42 1/4 inches. By Storm Tharp)

CHEEK Magazine has a hot new issue out!  In issue sweet 16, I wrote a little story on this year's Whitney Biennial.  The MVPs of this year's selection use some pretty mind bending processes that can be read about here: