An Indo-Persian garden in Yonkers – who knew…

This was probably my favorite "find" at Untermyer. Standing guard by the back entrance (right by a derelict guard house where, some rumors have it, the Son of Sam serial murderer hid out). Isn't he gorgeous? Some attribute this relief to Edward Clark Potter who carved the lions in front of the New York Public … Continue reading An Indo-Persian garden in Yonkers – who knew…

the making – and unmaking – of a sand mandala

Art? Ritual? Devotional image?  Sand mandalas made by Tibetan Buddhist monks are all three plus much in-between.   In February I spent five days watching them make a mandalaat the Mattie Kelly Arts Center of Northwest Florida State College in Niceville, Florida. My report is in yesterday's WSJ and, here below, are photos I took throughout the process. The … Continue reading the making – and unmaking – of a sand mandala

James Turrell: ” I think we’re made for the twilight.”

Now it is concave, now it is convex;  ephemeral as mist,  solid as an inflated balloon, and always nothing but color and light reflecting, fluctuating, teasing the brain.  Engaging with the work of James Turrell, the mind does not so much reel as it dances between perceptions, grabbing hold of forms even as they shift … Continue reading James Turrell: ” I think we’re made for the twilight.”