Artist Spotlight

The Architectural Drawings of Hugh Ferriss

  Whenever I revisit certain architectural drawings that predate computers, I am awed by their beauty and the extent to which the artist’s hand is present.

Color and Time

  Can color tell time? Sure, according to Tokyo-based architect and designer, Emmanuelle Moureaux – but on its own terms.

The Ambiguous Boundaries of Collaborative Art

  In mulling over the controversies of collaborative art processes, I can’t help but think of renowned figures like Jeff Koons. For anyone who might be unfamiliar with his work, Koons is at the extreme end of the “collaboration” spectrum; he designs but doesn’t touch his own work.

Action Painting at the Tate Modern

  A colleague recently told me about the Tate Modern’s current exhibit “A Bigger Splash,” which examines the dynamic relationship between painting and performance since 1950.

Glass Art Installation at Spaulding, Part 4

  There is the story, perhaps apocryphal, of the museum-goer standing before a Jackson Pollack painting and commenting, “My five-year-old could do that.” Well, the fact is, his five-year-old didn’t do that and, really, no, his five-year-old could not do that. Throwing paint is not difficult; but throwing paint with significance, meaning, and artistry is […]

Healing through Glass Books

  Lately I’ve been thinking about the relationship between art and healing, following last month’s events at Sandy Hook Elementary School and also in light of numerous interesting hospital projects cropping up (like this one) utilizing glass.

A Forest of Perspective-Bending Land Art

  Add to the growing list of projects I love that involve glass or glass-like materials is Joakim Kaminsky and Maria Poll’s land art installation, “Clear Cut.”

Is White a Color?

  Multidisciplinary artist and choreographer William Forsythe’s audio/visual installation “Scattered Crowd” is a great example of a simple concept having a profound effect – but it also provokes an intriguing contemplation of color.

Eco-Friendly Modern Architectural Glass

  Anupama Kundoo takes a resourceful approach to modern architectural glass work; she sources most of her building materials from ‘waste’ and nature.

Hurricane Sandy Recovery Update

  While much of the East Coast is back to normal, Sandy recovery efforts continue in many parts of New York. This past week, an article about the devastating losses suffered by several Brooklyn-based glass artists caught my eye.