The Book About Death (ABAD) Mail Art Exhibition, ingenious idea started by Ray Johnson 10 years ago, and curated by Luanne Palazzo at The Islip Art Museum. My postcard creation was one several hundred that came from all over the world. The Smithsonian Museum now has it in their art museum archives and museums throughout the world have contacted The Islip Art Museum (IAM) eager to exhibit it.
I made this postcard a few years ago when I was invited to be part of an earlier ABAD exhibit at Long Island University and resurrected it for the 10th anniversary exhibit at IAM.
My travels in China in 2007 eventually led to this image. I was daunted by the enormity and breadth of the Xian terra-cotta warriors that lay buried for so long…as I was also intrigued by the Chinese people doing tai chi in parks every morning. This extraordinary juxtaposition of antiquity with the present was digested and my creativity generated this interpretation to become part of the ABAD Exhibit.
This video is my spontaneous interview on being part of the ABAD event:
The Galapagos Islands are living proof of Nature’s endurance, despite natural harshness and man’s destruction. Giant tortoises, enormous symbol of survival, traverse their annual migration route…a journey they have made for millions of years in the Galapagos. Continue reading →
My camera and eye have always been inspired by Nature. All my art from the Brush/Lens collaboration comes from the Long Island landscape…and now it is in process of becoming a book. Involvement in the Fire Island National Seashore project to nominate it to become a World Heritage Site has nudged me to look back to my early photography days with film and rewrite this post to share with you: A Whale of a Tale.
Blue Morpho butterflies wafted through the forest as I wended my way down the slippery path to the cave housing the Oil Bird at ASA WRIGHT Nature Center in Trinidad. Their fleeting glitter of vivid blue danced in the, otherwise, darkness of the forest environment throughout the morning… Continue reading →