Late afternoon light on architecture like a Hopper painting

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There was something about this rooftop structure and the way the late afternoon light was hitting it that brought to mind Edward Hopper’s painting “Lighthouse Hill,” from 1927 (see inset). Both structures – the rooftop apartment in NYC and the house in Hopper’s painting – are getting late afternoon light from the southwest, with dark […]

NYC construction site still life

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I was walking down 10th Avenue near 29th Street in New York City yesterday when I noticed this mess of red and orange-capped pipes and rusty residue sitting on the sidewalk. There was something about this that caught my attention – it was primarily the red caps, that reminded me of lids from Play-Doh containers […]

Assumption of the Virgin in Leatherhead, UK?

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Seeing this satellite image of Leatherhead (below left), a town in Surrey, England, the white shape caught my eye, and brought to mind an image of the Assumption of the Virgin, with an arm raised, wearing a flowing dress and robe. What do you think? Below right is The Assumption of the Virgin, 1670, by […]

Short film about Jean-Michel Basquiat and visual sampling

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I found an interesting short film about Jean-Michel Basquiat that was produced as a promotional piece for the record-breaking auction sale that took place last night. The film was made by Tamra Davis, who reflects on her friendship with Basquiat, and it includes parts of several interviews made by her over the years in which […]

Disassembling farm equipment and making it into art

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I received a press release from the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, Nebraska, regarding an upcoming exhibition featuring the work of David Brooks. The show is titled “Continuous Service Altered Daily,” and the artist has taken apart a 1976 John Deere 3300 series combine harvester and displays every part – electrical wiring, nuts, […]