Been using my iPhone camera and it has been such a busy week that I didn't have time to upload/resize them -- till now.
Friday night I went to my nephew Oliver's art opening at a gallery in Chelsea. When I was teaching in Colorado, he called me to ask some advice about doing batik on silk. He had done a little batik in Bali recently and was not happy because the dye was not spreading the same way as it had in Bali. Nonetheless, these two pieces were drop-dead gorgeous -- from an artist self-taught in batik.
The rest of the works were drawings with sumi ink. All were very spiritual.
Here is a detail from the green piece; the red is even more amazing but I didn't get a close-up of it.
Here I am with my sister-in-law, Irène Halsman, Oliver's mother -- a talented artist and wonderful photographer in her own right.
THE HIGH LINEThe gallery was on 20th street. I got off the subway at 23rd street and walked the High Line down to 20th St. What a delight! The High Line was built in 1930 as part of a project to get the train off the streets: it used to be elevated train tracks. Long story short - when it was going to be demolished in 1999 , Friends of the High Line lobbied to save it and turn it into a park. It is unique -- and it was about 10 degrees cooler and there was a breeze. Here is the High Line when it was being used.
By 2006, the old HIgh Line had been turned into a park! I took lots of pictures as I strolled. Those dark lines to the left are the old tracks, still there.
There were kids eating ice cream, people relaxing and reading,
What is this contemporary-looking sculpture?
signs of autumn?