I am completely smitten by these pieces of art by Joe Davidson.
The converted candy factory in Brooklyn is home to artists from all over the world who, thanks to landlord Ann Ballentine. They have cultivated their own sense of community in New York for more than 40 years. Thank you InStyle Magazine for this beautiful feature. Read the full article.
(My office landlords Frank and Mario, owners of The Invisible Dog Artist Building, deserve the same kind of tribute!)
Brooklyn based illustrator Claudia Pearson launched a limited edition print series called Ebb+Flow. It includes 4 limited edition screen prints available as an edition of 25. They have been hand printed on 140# paper and individually numbered. You can order them unframed or framed. 20% of the proceeds go to viBE Theater and Black Art Futures Fund.
I keep seeing images that perfectly represent what my current life feels like, trying to keep three businesses alive during a global pandemic. This one is by Kylli Spare.
Friends asking: How are you doing?
Me: Sending them one of these photos by Brooke DiDonato.
I am feeling equally uncomfortable looking at this as I am intrigued by it. This is a limited edition 500 piece puzzle by Alma Haser. Alma photographed sets of identical twins and made them into identical jigsaw puzzles. She then swaps every other piece of their puzzles, completely mixing them half and half. Not always knowing where their eyes, mouths and lips would end up, the result is a pair of eerie, unrecognisable portraits. No longer seen as completely identical, they are unique.
This made me laugh: To stop passersby from peeping into his workshop, Niklas Roy strung up a small white, *motorized* lace curtain in his window. Outside movement triggers a motor to position the thin fabric in front of the person attempting to look inside. Funny.