This was a neat piece of Adirondack folky-ness that Heather and I saw at the Adirondack Museum. This panel was on the side of a cabin and was maybe 3-4 feet in width.
Of course I had to stick my head in a little oval-shaped hole at this farm where Heather and I picked a couple pumpkins this past fall… Do they still make huge Sears catalogs?? And isn’t the toilet paper supposed to be inside the outhouse??
A Tangle & a Blue Sky
This tangle of metal was part of an art installation on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art a few years back, and it was a beautiful blue sky day in the New York City to enjoy the chaotic twists against a brilliant backdrop.
ReUsed Materials at Luna Parc
In honor of Earth Day, this photo shows something that is part house, part art installation, part reused materials, and 100% wow (and maybe 100% wacky, also). This house and its surroundings, named Luna Parc, is home to an artist who utilizes a never-ending supply of ordinary materials to produce some extraordinary pieces. Everywhere you look, you find yourself saying something like, “Wow, that is a neat way to use ____!” (fill in the blank with anything from soda bottles to golf balls to glass electric pole insulators and a whole lot more).
Tiffany at the Met
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City contains such a wide array of exhibits, and at times, it is fairly easy to almost overlook some beautiful pieces. In the large courtyard of the American Wing, for instance, there are many things that could catch your eye, including an area of Tiffany stained glass that includes some large wall panels. If one didn’t look up, it would be easy to miss a few rather large and decorative Tiffany lamps hanging from above. Check out a photo on the Met’s website of the impressive Tiffany section of the courtyard by clicking here.
Beaded Curtains of Light
What do you see in the above photo?? I see dangling, beaded curtains of light…as the title appropriately states. However, if you see taillights and headlights of cars and lightposts along a major highway at night, then you get a blue ribbon and a gold star! While riding in the passenger seat on a trip with my mom many years back, I entertained myself with the long exposure features (2 second maximum exposure) of our digital camera. So I experimenting with moving the camera around, using the lights on the highway to paint a scene on a black-of-night canvas. In the end, pretty much all the photos were either out-of-focus or not interesting in any way, but for some reason, I liked this one with its sweeping beads of light.
Walking Through a Maelstrom
This massive stainless steel structure, called Maelstrom, was located on the roof of the Metropolitan Museum of Art when we visited the museum back in 2009. Heather, Shelby, and Elysia are walking right through the heart of the structure in the photo above…and actually, it reminds me of intricate veins around the heart in some ways. It also reminds me of a familiar scene throughout northern New Jersey (and surrounding areas) of trees and branches down in yards and along the roads following the recent October snowstorm…except most of the fallen limbs are full of colorful autumn leaves and not bare like the art above!