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Color and Light

Without light, there's no such thing as color. Color is a moving, reflective entity that has always fascinated artists. Technology and new materials don't seem to be quelling that thirst, but rather, feeding it- EXPLOSIVELY! These intense light saturated colors and multi- hued patterns have me mesmerized as of late.   I saw the James Turrell retrospective exhibit at LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) this past weekend. I'm still in a trance. The piece, above, is a physical space, a room divided by light created with bands of back lit plexi-glass in a dark room. The black around this image is the room- pitch black.   I also walked into this room- yes, that bright orange square is...

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Color in the City, Brooklyn Part 3

[caption id="attachment_5650" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="It's Spring and the flowers have sprung here in the Williamsburg neighborhood of Brooklyn."][/caption] And I'm feeling right at home with my new friend, Ed Roth, founder and creator at Stencil 1 (which, by the way you, have to check out at Although I've admired his urban and playful stencils and books for years, we've only recently become acquainted. But, I know we're going to be fast friends when he guides me to our first stop, an adorable vintage shop on Roebling Street called RePop: [caption id="attachment_5652" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Ed's already making a purchase- man, this guy doesn't mess around!"][/caption] We saunter down a quiet old block of homes... to another quaint little shop, Brooklyn...

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