This past week we spent 4 days in New York. We wanted to do something memorable for our 40th anniversary and New York was perfect. As our Uber driver said, as he forked over $15 for the Holland Tunnel to Manhattan; “Worth the price of admission”. This is a street view from the Highline, the amazing railway line turned green space. Don’t miss it if you go.
We met up with friends to see the Agnes Martin retrospective at the Guggenheim. 100 paintings. Peaceful, uplifting, energizing. I particularly wanted to see this tiny painting called Blue Flower. Agnes painted canvas blue, cut it to tiny squares and nailed them to a canvas. This piece has inspired my new indigo square stitching that I talked about in my last blog. I’m intrigued by the spaces around the squares.
The beautiful Cooper Hewitt Museum had a show called Scraps: Fashion, Textiles and Creative Reuse featuring creative and alternative approaches to textile industry waste presents the work of three designers who put sustainability at the heart of the design process that embraces the tradition of using handcraft to give new life to scraps. Work by Luisa Cevese, founder of Milan-based design studio Riedizioni; Christina Kim, founder of Los Angeles-based brand dosa; and Reiko Sudo of Toyko textile design firm Nuno.