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Art & New York City - The two are so intertwined, the art world and New York. Basquiat, Haring, Warhol, Schnabel, Liebowitz, Eisenstadt, Avedon, Johns, Pollock... And yet as New York marches forward with time, the grime is cleaned up, the warehouses disappear and become luxury high rentals or condos. The artists get pushed out. Or further out. To discover a new neighborhood and start a new group of followers "discovering" the hottest new neighborhood which they in fact embraced before others.

Since 2010 I've had an art studio that until this summer I shared in Long Island City. Back then you got off the train and there was nobody to be found. A few taxi cab places but that was it. And the Citibank high rise office tower at Court Square. If you took a ten minute walk to the waterfront you came across the new condos with amazing Manhattan views. On the back streets, or under the 7 train it was a safe but look over your shoulder at night inducing dark environment. 
Today east of the # 7 train a wall of high rise rentals have arrived. Sprouting like Bamboo that keeps expanding and taking over. Walls of glass replace where once sky was. The streets are busier even at night. Recently after not painting for a couple of years I recommitted to creating my abstract art.  Right now the line where humanity and civilization meets nature intrigues me. How we impact this world. How we change it. 
This is the street I walk to my studio. I was delighted to see that one owner at least has embraced the artist community again and let the us walls be adorned with #streetart vs plain gray paint or the newish cleaned up brick facades some loft buildings now are sporting. 
If we all follow the artists but then save no room for them, who will inspire our hearts to dream? To feel? To look at the world as more than just $ signs? 
Who will move our hearts? To make a difference? I hope that New York discovers that Art is great for business and incentivizes the artist community to able to stay. How do we build better communities - :
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#luxuryrealestate #lic #streetphotography #art #arquitetura #arquitectura #architecture #lofts #bwphotochallenge #bwphotography #streetartnyc #streetart
Art & New York City - The two are so intertwined, the art world and New York. Basquiat, Haring, Warhol, Schnabel, Liebowitz, Eisenstadt, Avedon, Johns, Pollock... And yet as New York marches forward with time, the grime is cleaned up, the warehouses disappear and become luxury high rentals or condos. The artists get pushed out. Or further out. To discover a new neighborhood and start a new group of followers "discovering" the hottest new neighborhood which they in fact embraced before others. Since 2010 I've had an art studio that until this summer I shared in Long Island City. Back then you got off the train and there was nobody to be found. A few taxi cab places but that was it. And the Citibank high rise office tower at Court Square. If you took a ten minute walk to the waterfront you came across the new condos with amazing Manhattan views. On the back streets, or under the 7 train it was a safe but look over your shoulder at night inducing dark environment. Today east of the # 7 train a wall of high rise rentals have arrived. Sprouting like Bamboo that keeps expanding and taking over. Walls of glass replace where once sky was. The streets are busier even at night. Recently after not painting for a couple of years I recommitted to creating my abstract art. Right now the line where humanity and civilization meets nature intrigues me. How we impact this world. How we change it. This is the street I walk to my studio. I was delighted to see that one owner at least has embraced the artist community again and let the us walls be adorned with #streetart  vs plain gray paint or the newish cleaned up brick facades some loft buildings now are sporting. If we all follow the artists but then save no room for them, who will inspire our hearts to dream? To feel? To look at the world as more than just $ signs? Who will move our hearts? To make a difference? I hope that New York discovers that Art is great for business and incentivizes the artist community to able to stay. How do we build better communities - : : #luxuryrealestate  #lic  #streetphotography  #art  #arquitetura  #arquitectura  #architecture  #lofts  #bwphotochallenge  #bwphotography  #streetartnyc  #streetart 
Playing with a more complex kinetic mechanism. Thankful for my engineer husband’s know how and guidance! Excited to share this again once I get it functioning.
Playing with a more complex kinetic mechanism. Thankful for my engineer husband’s know how and guidance! Excited to share this again once I get it functioning.
(Got a little goofy with this one... but then the internet tells me it should be interdimensional or intra-dimensional... unless other dimensions spell differently?)
(Got a little goofy with this one... but then the internet tells me it should be interdimensional or intra-dimensional... unless other dimensions spell differently?)
(Maybe you can ignore the excessive clutter, and admire how these paired signs are the fitting pieces of each other)
(Maybe you can ignore the excessive clutter, and admire how these paired signs are the fitting pieces of each other)
(The doodles were fun, so I'm thinking of lining the shelf with them. Meanwhile, this sign also flips - or I wouldn't be able to eat)
(The doodles were fun, so I'm thinking of lining the shelf with them. Meanwhile, this sign also flips - or I wouldn't be able to eat)
(Not that you can see it well here, but the library sign actually has a fold to flip away from the books easily)
(Not that you can see it well here, but the library sign actually has a fold to flip away from the books easily)
(One of my favorite side effects from doing open studios was finally prototyping signage for each section of my room)
(One of my favorite side effects from doing open studios was finally prototyping signage for each section of my room)
Thanks to everyone who came to Open Studios this weekend! Here are my lovely models with WIP😜
#goodsports #nudesinart #newyorkacademyofart @alonsaguevara @jamesrazko
Enjoying day 2 of LIC Arts Open, and still a couple hours left!
Enjoying day 2 of LIC Arts Open, and still a couple hours left!