Art in Architecture
Paul Cezanne once observed, “It’s so fine and yet so terrible to stand in front of a blank canvas.” The task of facing the blank canvas, or beginning any new project, is notoriously paralyzing for many artists. Where to begin? How to begin? What if I invest all this work and then it fails?
The Empire State Building’s light show on Tuesday night, a partnership with CNN, was a remarkably simple, elegant use of color as a public art event.
Some might say Belgian neo-conceptual artist Wim Delvoye celebrates Halloween all year long.
The folks at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore clearly understand something about the potential physical and emotional benefits of good art.
After recently reading some musings from Andrea Kirsh on “lobby art” in museums, I’ve been reflecting on my own glass work in lobbies and the somewhat contested genre of lobby art.
Reading a recent article in the New York Times (which boldly stirs up the age-old question, “What is art?” – but that’s a subject for another time), I found myself thinking about the Philip Johnson Glass House in New Canaan, Connecticut, a classic example of glass architecture. Philip White, president of Sotheby’s International [...]
Often I’m asked how I come up with ideas for my work. I’m not always certain how to answer. For architectural commissions I often find inspiration in images or concepts relevant to the site such as Rhode Island wetland habitats or diaries of the westward migration.