Monday, May 24, 2010

Some photos from one of my train rides two weeks ago, traveling from Portchester to Grand Central Terminal. Some of the hundreds and hundreds (and hundreds!) of photos I took. That was two weeks ago. I was there, in NYC, again, and Saratoga Springs, over the past 5 days. There are more photos, as one might expect. I do not need to take another photo for the next year.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Claire's soccer team played in the tournament finals yesterday afternoon - hours in the sun, what with warm ups and then the game; no score, in 93ยบ heat, at the end, two ten minute overtimes, no score still, then penalty kicks. They lost. Incredibly hard after an amazing game and an amazing season (ranked #1, and the kindest, most inclusive team one can imagine). Cool local groovy popsicles (with flavors like pomegranate tangerine and mango chile, though for the kids it was mostly strawberries 'n cream) brought by some parents, helped, and then we were off to pick up Claire's award for best in show, youth division, at the community photo contest. We stayed for a bit and then went to Claire's favorite restaurant, Akai Hana, where she ordered something new. She has been ordering the same thing for about 7 years, ever since we discovered the place, and last night, she just adventured out into new realms. It's a small thing, but indicative, I think, of a greater sense of confidence and adventure in her. (And last week she mentioned she wants to get a goal in the backyard. And a skateboard.) Good day. She fell asleep in her clothes with her computer at 9:00 and is still sleeping, 15 hours later. 

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It's been a month since I've posted. I've been consumed, with Y A R D, my show at Craven Allen Gallery in Durham. I am so pleased with how it turned out, though with all the press I got for the Alice show, I can't imagine anyone will be writing about this one. A shame, as, in a way, this is what I am truly obsessed with, this work is what moves me, what I have always been doing, in one form or another, for the 35 years I have been making art: documenting and then transforming what is just around me, where I live, what makes up my every day. Here are some installation shots of the show.