[photo courtesy of Caitlin Stevens] Marfa is a magical mecca for modern art in the West Texas desert. Unlikely? A little bit. Donald Judd immigrated there from New York in the 70′s, acquiring old ranches, military forts and other old west type buildings and reclaiming them with his art. Since his death in the 90′s, tons of artists have continued to trek to Marfa, or live there. Enter El Cosmico. It’s like a hotel of sorts, but the rooms are […]
SKY.it posted a video with a sneak peak of Il Lusso Essenziale, the Roman festival I tagged this month. And yes – that’s right. My first gallery installation. The video is all in Italian, but the article is handily translated by google here. Thanks Rome, for being good to me. More recap and pictures coming soon.
It has been less than a week since I was gazing at gondolas…..and now I am on a road trip though the heart of Texas! I was invited to talk about my work at Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas….which ( I found out ) is the oldest town in Texas. Being that this is my home state, I was more than a little curious. Stopping for bolied peanuts on the side of the road confirmed that this was […]
I’ve discovered that knitting and drinking can be a lovely combo… Especially when it involves Venice and a spritz. The “spritz” was invented in this town and is quite refreshing….if you like bitters. It is a combination of white wine, soda, and Campari with an olive.
Yesterday was my first day in Venice, and it is AMAZING of course. What struck me immediately were the clothes lines everywhere. They look so beautiful in the sunlight and the happy breeze. It feels like it they are a decorative feature on the cobblestone streets. They are on every corner, it seems.