I sense a move towards Newness, to change, to embracing new brainwaves and ways of being. Things in the last week made me feel disconnected, angry, and sad, when what I want to do is move on, move up, and love- from a distance. As I wrap up getting ready for my March show (!) , I realize the need to also move on with my artwork. Thinking up imagery to connect with the idea of embracing the connection behind meeting new people and learning new perspectives. #art #artistsoninstagram #original #movingon #movingforward #love #life #color
“The Power of Conversation” Need to get a good pic of it, as it’s super big and hard to capture, but so happy I went back and really got some more energy into it. This is about the incredible dynamics that happen when we get the courage to sit down and connect with each other. I had two roommates who hadn’t really talked so much deeply before, sit down and shmooze
#connection #brooklynartist #originalpainting #painting #acrylicpainting #meaning #colors
To the portrait warriors of figure drawing class- you rose to the challenge and you captured. You ate muffins and wine and never faltered. Except when you did Bc that’s what supposed to happen . And then you got back up and kept on drawing. Because you knew that art doesn’t come from the hand but from the heart. #warriors #digdeep #portrait #figuredrawing #nyc #hevria
Working on personal redemption piece, and I think I made @holisticpsychotherapist Henny into the Jewish somatic Virgin Mary #sorrynotsorry #acrylicpainting #artistsoninstagram #originalpainting
Girl and Cereal, 9 x 12. So grateful to have the time today to sit down with @melissastaiger and to reflect on what slow, small steps I want to take. Today, I played with composition, trying to see how powerful a “S” shape could be, while also be attentive to color. Been thinking about my girls and cereal, and-sigh- the sustenance I aim to give them daily that often loses its mark. But they remain in good spirits !
Playing with color and shape. I used to never use white and black, and now I’m like- yes, yes! It’s the best. #notapurist #originalpainting #artistsoninstagram #acrylicpainting #abstractpainting
"The Re-distribution of Wealth"
Acrylic on Canvas
About: My husband @popchassid jokes that I've gone socialist. I wouldn't take it that far. But there are some socialist ideas that are so humane and excellent and need to be incorporated into my/our world! Socialist meaning in my terms, the sharing of resources, be it time, energy, or possessions.
Motherhood is one of those obvious ones that is in need of resuscitation in our culture. Motherhood is so inconvenient. The other day I was in a Mac Store, surrounded by fifty other people trying to advance in the world and use their devices to do it, except for one mother with her baby. She was spending her time and energy rocking him back and forth on her and making him laugh as she waited for assistance. What an inconvenience! What a use of energy! But it was also so endearing and hopeful and LIFE.
Mothers are supposed to be surrounded by all this support, as bring in a new life into the world is SO TIME CONSUMING and SO HARD and SO INCONVENIENT and SO IN NEED OF MANY OTHERS around you to help you do it. But everyone is rushing in their individual worlds to get ahead. And yet everyone is suffering from loneliness and isolation! And if we RE-DISTRIBUTED the energy and time, for all the lonely, isolated people to help support the mothers who are desperate for support, if we help raise and grow each other... wow. We will be so much more healthy, human, connected.
That is what this piece is about. The lonely people surrounding but separate from the mother, holding her baby. Raising questions about how to re-distribute our time and energy to become a more sustainable and healthy ecosystem of humanity. If that's socialism, I'll take it. #originalpainting #acrylicpainting #artistsoninstagram #motherhood #nyc #life
Photoshoot with @hannahdreyfus !👏🏽👏🏽#nyc #friends #artistsoninstagram