Inspiration Corner: New York City: Part 1

The month of October is quickly blowing by. It was a busy, beautiful week filled with crisp air and dropping temperatures. Prospect Park was sparkling in the Autumn sunshine. I saw much art this week and was able to spend more time in Chelsea frequenting galleries and meeting the artists Joannes Vanderbeek and Lily van der Stokker at each of their solo shows. I also spent time at gorgeous Plaza Hotel and visited the Museum of Modern Art, (where I only got to see a floor and a half of what was there before I was completely saturated!) Several more visits to come in the future. I will include the pictures from the Museum of Modern Art in the second part of the blog!

Autumn presents itself on brick facades 

Autumn presents itself on brick facades 

beautiful colorways in some of the iridescent materials I am using for my own work

beautiful colorways in some of the iridescent materials I am using for my own work

Seen at the Textile Arts Center: Natural dyes and how they interact with various mordants 

Seen at the Textile Arts Center: Natural dyes and how they interact with various mordants 

Prospect Park at dusk 

Prospect Park at dusk 

Ahh!

Ahh!

A very cool staircase next to the Zach Feuer Gallery in Chelsea / the staircase is actually lit by Dan Flavin's fluorescent sculptures!

A very cool staircase next to the Zach Feuer Gallery in Chelsea / the staircase is actually lit by Dan Flavin's fluorescent sculptures!

A detail of a Tom Fruin sculpture at a gallery in Chelsea / thought this could inspire some wonderful designs! 

A detail of a Tom Fruin sculpture at a gallery in Chelsea / thought this could inspire some wonderful designs! 

A detail from an Albert Stadler painting from the 1960s at Berry Campbell in Chelsea  / also loved the transparencies in this painting and how the edges of the colors interacted...I see blankets! 

A detail from an Albert Stadler painting from the 1960s at Berry Campbell in Chelsea  / also loved the transparencies in this painting and how the edges of the colors interacted...I see blankets! 

Was mystified by the lighting in my friend Stephen's studio / love the interplay of warms and cools / would be something fun to play with 

Was mystified by the lighting in my friend Stephen's studio / love the interplay of warms and cools / would be something fun to play with 

My aunt took me to the Plaza for brunch the other day and pretended it was my birthday to get some free treats! What a spectacular place, now I know why Eloise wouldn't leave! 

My aunt took me to the Plaza for brunch the other day and pretended it was my birthday to get some free treats! What a spectacular place, now I know why Eloise wouldn't leave! 

Yah, the chandeliers that littered the interior of the Plaza were alright haha

Yah, the chandeliers that littered the interior of the Plaza were alright haha

I took a different route to get to the subway and came across this magical garden! 

I took a different route to get to the subway and came across this magical garden!