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I like this project. No I love this project.
NMS —Nature Matching System was developed by Tattfoo as a reminder to consume your daily recommended doses of color. The shades of color displayed at farmers’ markets are more than skin deep, reflecting the inner potential of every fruit and vegetable; intense colors might even be called nature’s nutrition labels. They get many of their colors from phytonutrients, compounds that play key roles in health and reduce the risk of heart disease and cancer. The more colors come together at a meal, the better.
This mural is commissioned by the Dumbo Improvement District and the Department of Transportation with the help of The Dumbo Neighborhood Association, The Dumbo Parents Organization, The Dumbo Art Center and P.S. 307 Dr. Daniel Hale Williams Elementary School where each students paints a color panel that is part of the big mural.
great article in the NYTimes today
here is a quote:
"One major reason for art paralysis, many experts say, is the feeling that when buying art you are opening yourself to ridicule. “Art has always been a barometer of class,” said Jonathan Santlofer, a Chelsea painter and novelist. “If you buy the wrong thing and people come to your house, you’re exposed.”
By placing art into the most domestic of circumstances, Third Drawer Down products promote an ongoing dialogue between art and everyday life, whilst promoting the work of International Artists and Designers.
Third Drawer Down has produced a number of limited edition products with Louise Bourgeois, including an embroidered handkerchief, pillowcase, shopping bag and tshirts, all of which are for sale through the Tate Gallery online shop .
Hendrik Kerstens has used his daughter, Paula, as the subject of his photography for many years, but he often portrays her in the tradition of the Dutch masters. Vermeer is an artist that comes to mind. Modern accoutrements accessorize the portraits; hoodies and plastic bags of today replace the wimples and head wraps of old, and the camera is the new oil paint.
I am wearing the above t shirt on our flight out of town last week.
Who has the isle seat next to me?
A man who is retired from the army and now works for the Office of Homeland Security.
He was returning from meeting with Canadian officials about tighter border patrols.
We talked about his previous jobs in the administrations of George Bush Sr and Bill Clinton.
Apparently, Bill Clinton was a loose canon and kept everyone on edge. Who would have guessed?
(I still really like Bill)
He doesn't like any of the candidates who might become our next president.
He believes John McCain is too old and doesn't command any respect in Washington. He thinks Obama should be governor somewhere before running for president. Not enough experience. And he doesn't like Hillary. I told him I voted for Hillary and I think it is time for a woman to run this country. I told him he ought to read this book when it comes out. He said he might just do that.
When he got off in Baltimore he told me he liked my shirt.
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Why Bitching About Sexism Is A Losing Strategy
1. Women are taught to be good girls; wait to be asked; see themselves in relationship to others; not want to stand out; not break rules. Art is about being bad and doing something without being asked. It's about standing out--it's a cult of individuality right now, although I want that to change. Avant garde = breaking rules.
2. Women do not help other women as much as they should. Women can be really sexist with one another. In fact, I would go so far as to say that most of the sexism that has been directed at me in my life has come from other women. (kind of split on this point)
3. Women grow up thinking that if someone really appreciates you, they anticipate your needs and desires. And they are taught not to do anything until they know they're not fucking up. Men tend to be taught that they need to ask for what they want, are taught that fucking up is OK, and that you have to put your hands on whatever it is and start.
Great article in the NYTimes
"As humans, we want to believe that creativity and innovation come in flashes of pure brilliance, with great thunderclaps and echoing ahas. Innovators and other creative types, we believe, stand apart from the crowd, wielding secrets and magical talents beyond the rest of us.