Joy & Design

Joy & Design

Do anything, but let it produce joy.

Mac Conner exhibit at the Museum of the City of NY

Barry Blitt (born April 30, 1958 in Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec) is a Canadian-born American artist, cartoonist and illustrator, best known for his New Yorker covers and as a regular contributor to the op-ed page of the New York Times. Blitt creates his works in traditional pen and ink, as well as watercolors.

"Unframed", Ellis Island, NY
Photo installation by French artist, JR

An art exhibit titled “Unframed – Ellis Island” is being installed now in Ellis Island’s historic south side buildings. The exhibit will be part of the new public tours to be conducted by Save Ellis Island. This first time ever south side exhibit is by the artist, JR, who has done work throughout the world. The artist is preparing life size historic photographs of Ellis Island immigrants that will be pasted on 16 or more selected interior walls on the south side of Ellis Island. The artist’s intent is to evoke a sense of time and place and give context to the human lives that were touched by their time at Ellis Island.

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Some/One by Do-Ho Suh

This art piece is made out of  30,000 dog tags. Korean Artist Do-Ho Sun explores the dehumanization of a soldiers role in society. (More Information)

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Richard Wright
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Richard Wright

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Richard Wright

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Teach the children. We don’t matter so much, but the children do. Show them daisies and the pale hepatica. Teach them the taste of sassafras and wintergreen. The lives of the blue sailors, mallow, sunbursts, the moccasin-flowers. And the frisky ones—inkberry, lamb’s quarters, blueberries. And the aromatic ones—rosemary, oregano. Give them peppermint to put in their pockets as they go to school. Give them the fields and the woods and the possibility of the world salvaged from the lords of profit. Stand them in the stream, head them upstream, rejoice as they learn to love this green space they live in, its sticks and leaves and then the silent, beautiful blossoms.
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Attention is the beginning of devotion. 

 
-Mary Oliver, from “Upstream”
cinoh:

Teach the children. We don’t matter so much, but the children do. Show them daisies and the pale hepatica. Teach them the taste of sassafras and wintergreen. The lives of the blue sailors, mallow, sunbursts, the moccasin-flowers. And the frisky ones—inkberry, lamb’s quarters, blueberries. And the aromatic ones—rosemary, oregano. Give them peppermint to put in their pockets as they go to school. Give them the fields and the woods and the possibility of the world salvaged from the lords of profit. Stand them in the stream, head them upstream, rejoice as they learn to love this green space they live in, its sticks and leaves and then the silent, beautiful blossoms.
*

Attention is the beginning of devotion. 

 
-Mary Oliver, from “Upstream”

cinoh:

Teach the children. We don’t matter so much, but the children do. Show them daisies and the pale hepatica. Teach them the taste of sassafras and wintergreen. The lives of the blue sailors, mallow, sunbursts, the moccasin-flowers. And the frisky ones—inkberry, lamb’s quarters, blueberries. And the aromatic ones—rosemary, oregano. Give them peppermint to put in their pockets as they go to school. Give them the fields and the woods and the possibility of the world salvaged from the lords of profit. Stand them in the stream, head them upstream, rejoice as they learn to love this green space they live in, its sticks and leaves and then the silent, beautiful blossoms.

*
Attention is the beginning of devotion. 
 
-Mary Oliver, from “Upstream”

You have to be always drunk. That’s all there is to it—it’s the only way. So as not to feel the horrible burden of time that breaks your back and bends you to the earth, you have to be continually drunk.

But on what? Wine, poetry or virtue, as you wish. But be drunk.

And if sometimes, on the steps of a palace or the green grass of a ditch, in the mournful solitude of your room, you wake again, drunkenness already diminishing or gone, ask the wind, the wave, the star, the bird, the clock, everything that is flying, everything that is groaning, everything that is rolling, everything that is singing, everything that is speaking…ask what time it is and wind, wave, star, bird, clock will answer you: “It is time to be drunk! So as not to be the martyred slaves of time, be drunk, be continually drunk! On wine, on poetry or on virtue as you wish.”

- Charles Baudelaire  (Be Drunk)
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Marie-claude Strausz
artpropelled:

Marie-claude Strausz

artpropelled:

Marie-claude Strausz

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Albarrán Cabrera
Japan, 2014. #315. twice coated Platinum/Palladium print tea toned.
albarrancabrera:

Albarrán Cabrera
Japan, 2014. #315. twice coated Platinum/Palladium print tea toned.

albarrancabrera:

Albarrán Cabrera

Japan, 2014. #315. twice coated Platinum/Palladium print tea toned.