Thursday, January 22, 2015

Blue Hills

Blue Hills
Oil on canvas

Albany Center gallery 2014/15 member show.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

David Kantorovitz

© David Kantorovitz

Time to brag a bit about my little brother.  Incredible artist and the sweetest man you've ever met.  You can see more of his work here.  

He paints, draws, creates comics and also does paper sculptures.  How about this one:

©David Kantorovitz

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Tang Museum

Sunday, September 21.  Saratoga Springs.  Gorgeous day.  Visit to the Tang Museum.  

My favorite piece will not look like much in the picture.  It includes motion and sounds so you really have to be there.  But here is the bench you can sit on:  


Here is what you see:  a plastic pool.  On the water many bowls and glasses in tones of white and blue are floating and being propelled by a gentle currant (from a small engine.)  

As the bowls gently dance around the pool, they hit each other and create a musical landscape of clinging sounds.  At the same time, coming from the loud speaker is a composition by David Lang (fabulous contemporary composer.)  The whole experience is magical.  

My favorite wall piece:


And a detail:   


 I enjoyed this too.  Elegant:


And this.  Swirly:


Going upstairs, a fantastic collection of pieces that recalled the magic of geodes:


Anyone remembering some of my drawing-a-day efforts will understand my appreciation of these towers/columns:  


And speaking of tall things, this crazy cartoon-like sculpture bade us goodbye:


Plus a few Saratoga sightings:


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Marionettes and Lumpy Trees

Well worth checking out:  in Boston, in Copley Square's public library, on the very top floor, a tiny room is the home of the amazing collection of marionettes by  William Addison Dwiggins.   2 long display windows full of characters of all sorts.

Looking up, the mess of handles:

And in the back, above the mantelpiece, a lovely small mural.  No name of artist.  

It looks somewhat unfinished but I love it that way.  

To add to the visual pleasures of the day, there were some lumpy trees,

And some very sweet fountain pieces.  (Public Gardens)

Friday, May 9, 2014

From a Few Years Back

The Green Curtain.  5x5.  gouache on board.

The Water Hole.  5x5.  gouache on board.

I was lucky to meet today the owner of 2  little pieces I donated to the Center Gallery a few years ago.  (2004?)  I was very fond of these little gouaches and felt sorry to have forgotten to scan them for my records.  Lucy was gracious enough to lend them to me for that purpose.  Here they are. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

MoCCA Fest

Mocca Fest was incredible.  So much to see, so much talent, so much energy.  Back home energized, humbled and excited all at once.  Need to work more on Suzette to keep challenge going.   (See SylvieKomix)  Top photo:  One of the gods hovering over his followers.  Bottom:  the Loot. 

Sunday, March 16, 2014

New Blog

I have started a new blog called SylvieKomix.  For now, it contains all pertaining to Mrs. Aplux's story.  She is so insistent on staying over that I thought she deserved her own space:

I will try to post every weekday.  Tomorrow Mrs. Aplux will celebrate the day!

Friday, March 14, 2014

Later Work

In later years, Mrs Aplux embroidery work often took an abstract feel, mostly inspired by nature's beautiful shapes.  

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Peaceable Kingdom

This ancient piece from the National Museum of Handiwork  is a favorite of Mrs. Aplux and has inspired many of her own pieces. 

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Early Work

Here is a sample from Mrs. Aplux's early embroidery work.  It was inspired from a piece she saw at the National Museum of Handiwork that I will post tomorrow.