StreetArtNYC, June 2014

What's nice about being a human being is the ability to choose. One day you have ice cream for dessert, the next, fresh fruit, and perhaps nothing at all the day after that. Similarly, I vacillate between artistic mediums. For several years after graduate school, I painted in watercolor and gouache on paper because I lacked the funds and the studio for large easel painting. As my interest in painting waned, I often felt guilty for abandoning my chosen major in college and graduate school. 

But wait - didn't I choose painting as a major simply to fulfill academic requirements? I actually remember not wanting to choose a major so I could take more sculpture and Italian classes, but the darned registrar or whoever decides your academic fate said NO! You must choose a major and a concentration! And that was that. 

Rather than box myself into a single category, I find merit in celebrating this multidimensional person whom I call "myself." More recently, side projects including collaboration, assemblage, writing and photography have come to the forefront. Let them! At times, it feels if I am watching someone else perform, take photos, write articles. Where do the ideas originate from? What is this eye that sees beauty in neighborhood street trash or haunted homes? There is no easy answer. This blog has been a wonderful outlet for these mini-projects, which are not projects but whims which I have (sometimes) been smart enough to pursue.


Swoon, Brooklyn Museum


 Ai Wei Wei, Brooklyn Museum


 Metal Post, Lower East Side


 The Bowery at Sunset


 Bar Interior, Alphabet City
Matt Siren Sticker


  Bar Interior, Alphabet City


 Soho


 Trash Day, Bed-Stuy


 Found Roses (had to return them), Bed-Stuy


 My Friend Matt


 Matt @ Motorino's Pizza, East Village


 Hudson River Parkway, Facing New Jersey


 Rembrandt Couple: The husband belongs to the Taft Museum in Ohio, the wife, to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. Every few years, they get to spend a few weeks next to each other. This was their last day together.


 Dispossession, Bed-Stuy. The house next to me, which has been illegally housing squatters for years, was finally condemned. The building had no running water, structural damage and a collapsing roof. Last summer I played with the children staying there. In the fall they left for who knows where. Let's pray that they are okay.


 View from Myrtle-Broadway Platform
Team Rokit, Leaf 8k 


  View from Myrtle-Broadway Platform
Team Rokit, Leaf 8k


  View from LIRR Platform, Bed-Stuy


  View from Myrtle-Broadway Platform


  View from LIRR Platform, Bed-Stuy


 Poster in LIRR Train


 Sticker, Tag, Long Island


 Sticker, LIRR Train, Queens


  View from LIRR Platform, Bed-Stuy


 Condemned Building, Bed-Stuy


Condemned Washer, Bed-Stuy


 Beautiful Doorway, Bedstuy/Bushwick


 At W4 on the way to MA


 Self-Serve Car Wash


 Van, Bed-Stuy


 Bushwick and Myrtle


 What a Doorway


 Building on Beaver and Locust
Feat. Leaf 8k, Team Rokit


 Stairway


 Doorway, Long Island City, Queens


 Whitewash at Jeffery Leder Gallery
Featuring graffiti artists at 5Pointz, LIC


 Greenpoint, Brooklyn


 Greenpoint, Brooklyn


 Greenpoint, Brooklyn


 Greenpoint, Brooklyn


 Long Island City, Queens


 Stickers near bike rack, Bed-Stuy


 Rat! Bed-Stuy


 Bed-Stuy, Summer


 Crumpled Building, Bed-Stuy


 J Train, 5pm



 Bleecker and Bowery
Posters by Matt Siren, Russell King


 Great Wall Buildings, Bed-Stuy


 Stickers, South Williamsburg


 Port-O-Potties, South Williamsburg
Domino Sugar Factory


 Shady Queue, South Williamsburg


Kara Walker Sugar Spinx & Babies
Domino Sugar Factory


 Kara Walker Sugar Spinx & Babies
Domino Sugar Factory







 South Williamsburg, Brooklyn


 "Rockit" by Team Rockit, Brooklyn Navy Yards


 Domino Sugar Factory


 "Believe The Magic" by Olek
Kent and S 5th, South Williamsburg


 Greenpoint, Brooklyn, about 6am


 WOMP, Bushwick


 Truck Art, Upper East Side



 Matt Siren and Russell King
Kent and South 5th


 Boats!! Long Island City, Queens


 Greenpoint



 Bushwick


 WOMP


 Office Space


 Rooftop, Central Park


 Matt Siren, Russell King
Bleecker and Bowery



 COST Adam Cost


 LES


 LES


 Bushwick


 Truck Art, Bushwick, Laundromat


 Bushwick/Bed-Stuy


 Bed-Stuy


 TOUCH, Bed-Stuy


 Under the JMZ, Bed-Stuy


 Under the JMZ, Bed-Stuy


 Bean Sprouts @ 5am


 My Guru is Everywhere


 Funny Contractor Graff


 Summer view of Central Park


 Possible Crack Den? Bushwick


 Fan, Pratt Institute


 Wall Markings, Bed-stuy


 Al Ritmo, Bushwick


 YOSHI

 Bushwick


 Cost, Space Invader, ENX
South Williamsburg, Bushwick


 Balcony Garden
 Sprouts!!


 Flying Solo, Construction Site
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