Jul 11, 2012
Today I have been singing Stevie Wonder Livin' for the City... It's shocking sometimes when I think that my life in New York is easy. Thank goodness for magical escapes like Old Field Farm where my friend Tess tends to the pigs, bees and plants.
I've always been selective about dishes and things for the table and kitchen. Giovanna attuned my attention more particularly towards ceramic work through her awesome collections of used finds at Una. Of course ceramics is very en vogue now, but I can't recommend it enough. Most art making for me is highly cerebral and often exhausting, so the process of getting a little physical release while making an object is extraordinary.
Bethany Ides in her recent performance "The Visitation" at Long Island City's new Fragmental Museum. Costume by me, photos by Matt.
Feb 16, 2012
I am super exhausted with the internet these days. Too much email, too many sites to keep up on, too much information. I have felt unable to contribute in this forum as a result - like what to even say? And where to find the time? The past few months have felt very busy. Prune leaves me exhausted, as jobs tend to leave people, and I have been trying to pursue activities. I have been taking ceramics since October, just started weaving with Annie Larson, finally doing yoga here regularly without a fight and finding some time for fun. Lauren, Nialls and I are taking a wine test in April so we have started wine tasting/study nights. Last Sunday we were spoiled and drank Radikon and Occhipinti - two incredible natural Italian producers we love and Lauren and Nialls are lucky enough to have met. So it was a total treat to see - online! - and I imagine in print this Sunday in the first T-Magazine of the year (hooray) Arianna Occhipinti shot by the Selby.