Wednesday, September 26, 2012

CLOUD CITY







These photos were taken on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Tomás Saraceno's installation Cloud City currently resides, through November 4.  Saraceno creates environments out of scientific forms, breaking boundaries between art, science, and architecture.  This work challenges the way the participant interacts with his or her surroundings, and the roof of the Met is the perfect place to experience the mirrored structure, which allows viewers to ascend closer and closer to clouds themselves.

I'm wearing a Robert Rodriguez blouse, H&M skirt, Neon wedges, and Linda Farrow sunglasses.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

THE JAPANESE BRIDGE


The work below is one of a series of twelve paintings of Claude Monet's footbridge at Giverny, a beloved subject of his work from the year 1899.  

Claude Monet,  Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies, 1899

The bridge is recreated at the New York Botanical Garden for the exhibition Monet's Garden, on view through October 21.


I'm wearing a Zara dress, Theory shoes, and a Rebecca Minkoff bag.
 Thanks to Chelsea for the photos, @zkinslow for the .gif animation and metmuseum.org for the image.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

RYAN MCGINNESS


Ryan McGinness (b. 1972) and I share more than just an appreciation of bright, contrasting colors and symbols.  


The artist and myself are both originally from Virginia Beach, VA, and now reside in New York, NY.


McGinness's large-scale silk screens (and other works in a multitude of media) combine visual forms and iconography that overlap to produce a web of signs and symbols.  I've always thought of these works as a sort of scavenger hunt of characters and meanings.


He has described the way that the culture of Virginia Beach is an inherent aspect of his work.


"I think my interest in [graphic language] comes from growing up in Virginia Beach, which has a surf and skate culture obsessed with branding and saturated with a cult of cool.  


"At an early age I recognized that the power of a logo...can change the value of an otherwise ordinary object like a surfboard or a t-shirt or a skateboard."


Reminiscent of the juxtaposition of high art and illustration of artists like Andy Warhol, McGinness's work brings together multiple disciplines, including graphic design, fine art, advertising, and signage.


I'm wearing an H&M dress, vintage bangle, and Carlos wedges.



Photos by @kay_elle_pea on the roof of the New Museum.