Here it is! The cake wins! We made some alterations, got everyone’s hands in it, and made a mess. We made two versions.
Above: Version one of the exhibition card for the NYSRP show this May. (In exactly one month!)
The residency kids and myself have spent the last couple of weeks trying to come up with our exhibition card (the show is for May 6th!). We have been debating for days now on the image and title.
Above: At around midnight tonight, we went cake shopping. My idea of using a birthday cake is going in for voting tomorrow.
Bathroom mirrors, body sized mirrors, magnifying mirrors, tinted mirrors (gold specifically): I’m interested in them all. I need around 5-10 mirrors for an installation. I have not figured it out.
Above: Self portrait in studio.
A time for new beginnings.
Above: Flowers bloom on 63rd and Lexington, NYC.
Spring is definitely here.
Above: A gallery walk through Chelsea, followed by mango gelato in Little Italy.
What I have going.
Above: Video collaged through projection.
“Point is, what’s so wonderful is that every one of these flowers has a specific relationship with the insect that pollinates it. There’s a certain orchid that looks exactly like a certain insect, so the insect is drawn to this flower —its double, its soul mate— and wants nothing more than to make love to it. And after the insect flies off, spots another soul-mate flower and makes love to it, thus pollinating it. And, neither the flower nor the insect will ever understand the significance of their lovemaking. I mean, how could they know that because of their little dance the world lives? But it does. By simply doing what they’re designed to do, something large and magnificent happens. In this sense, they show us how to live - how the only barometer you have is your heart. How, when you spot your flower, you can’t let anything get in your way. “
-John Laroche, Adaptation.
Cooking a pot of black beans is what I am about to start doing this morning (at 1am). I am so energized today. Good ideas are here. Good things are happening.
I packed up my paints and art supplies; took down my painting clothes, along with a piece of fabric I printed, from the wall and folded them. Everything is back in the box it came in.
Above: My studio in its current state.
I usually always have a piece of rose quartz with me. Currently, there is a piece on me (hanging from my necklace), a piece in my purse, and a piece in my studio. It’s quite a romantic mineral, for its properties are supposed to remedy and encourage things relating to the heart.
Above: My rose quartz necklace. Given to me as a birthday gift about three years ago.
Drawings by Sofie. March 2010.