Unintentional (?) art in the floor at MASS MoCA

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I enjoyed my visit to MASS MoCA the other day … it was a destination that I had wanted to visit for years, and finally got my chance. There were a number of great exhibitions, and the permanent collection (or “Long Term Exhibitions,” as they call them) had a lot of fascinating pieces spread throughout […]

Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait’s approach might not work for me

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There’s a wooded area on the edge of our backyard, and we have semi-regular sightings of deer coming around to graze in the area. This buck, below left, came by recently, and it brought to mind the Arthur Fitzwilliam Tait painting at the Brooklyn Museum, which has the funny title “The Reprimand. Ah! You Naughty […]

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 […]

Extreme Makeover: New York City, 2050

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I heard about an interesting web project today: “Earth 2050,” which features detailed predictions by experts and futurologists for the years 2030, 2040, and 2050. It was developed by Kasperksy Lab, the global cybersecurity corporation, and allows people to create an account and add their own predictions and futuristic ideas. I’ve just barely scratched the […]