Gallery Mondays: Woodrow White’s ‘Dip’

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Happy Memorial Day!

Lots of beaches and pools are opening today (and if not, they will be soon), marking the first unofficial day of summer.

Because of this, I’ve decided to feature Woodrow White’s painting Dip, which I saw back in 2014 at the Joshua Liner Gallery Your Favorite Artists Favorite Artist exhibit in NYC.

That vibrant green pool water and oscillation is so summer.

See more of Woodrow White’s work at www.woodrowwhite.com.

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Fan Art Fridays: Lorde

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Happy New Year!

One of my favorite music videos of 2015 was “Magnets” feat. Lorde by Disclosure. From Lorde’s makeup, to her outfits in the video, to the dramatic sinking into the pool at the end of the video, it was everything we could ask for an more.

The song is also very groovy too, especially for the scandalous subject that the video touches on.

And, of course, we get some dance moves from Lorde in this one so it’s automatically a must-watch.

I found this awesome “Magnets” inspired fan art on Instagram by Brian Foott. I just love how he animated Lorde’s hair floating in the water!

Enjoy the original fan art here.

Gallery Mondays: Aristide Maillol’s ‘The River’

 

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Back in the fall of 2013, I visited the MoMa Sculpture Garden. I got there right before it closed so I didn’t get to enjoy it too much, but it’s a great place to sit down and have a peaceful reading session.

My favorite sculpture was The River by French sculptor Aristide Maillol. The statue lies on a small podium in the water, with her neck craning downward to the point where it looks as if she’s trying to wet her head.

Ancient skinny dipping?

She’s quite bodacious too, which can probably explain why the majority of the wishers throw their pennies into this section!

Read more about the sculpture here.

 

Rockaway Beach

Now that the Fourth of July festivities are over, and I can actually stay awake long enough to edit pics and video, here’s a glimpse of how I spent my holiday.

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Yup. I hit the beach with my friends Kristell, Gina, and Niketa for Independence Day!!

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Photo Credit: Kristell Taylor
l-r: Niketa, Gina, and Me

Rockaway Beach is located in Far Rockaway. It’s not as nice as Miami Beach of course but its still pretty cool.

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Cotton candy mouth!!

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We expected the beach to be packed that day but surprisingly, at 12pm it wasn’t that full.

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We left at around 4pm, when the tide was pretty much forcing us to move our stuff off the sand.

The birds fly really low at Rockaway Beach. Thankfully the seagulls were respectful enough to not poop on us.

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The scariest part of the day was when a horseshoe crab got washed onto shore. The kids started playing with it and turning it over with sticks.

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Horseshoe Crab.

EW.

The shells at Rockaway Beach are really sharp, so be careful. The ones that are still in tact are quite lovely though.

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We all had a great time at the beach on July 4th, 2013. I even became a mermaid for a bit! Haha!!

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Gina and Kristell made me a mermaid. Fun.

As always I couldn’t forget you guys:

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Check out some of the footage I got at the beach!

I hope everyone had an awesome Fourth of July holiday!!

 

Gantry Plaza State Park and East River Ferry

Gantry and East River Ferry

Yesterday I went to visit Gantry Plaza State Park with my friend Kristell.

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During senior year of high school back in May 2012, a trip to this very park was planned for Senior Skip Day.

But we were such good students that we didn’t go.

That and my rough draft in creative writing was being peer critiqued that day.

So about a year later we finally got to visit the park.

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Kristell and I on one of the cool wooden park chairs

Its a very lovely park. Gantry is located in Long Island City, right along the East River, so you can see the buildings in the city from there.

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The view was just breathtaking.

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After strolling through the park for a while, we decided to try to find the East River Ferry.

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We got lost and had to ask for directions. Twice.

So much for iPhone maps, eh?

In our defense, there was construction everywhere.

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PicsArt_1371144316555 View from the Gantry ferry dock.

The $4 ferry ride from Gantry to 34th Street was short. The second level of the boat was so cool! We could see all of the Manhattan skyline from there. I was in awe.

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If you’re ever in Long Island City looking for something touristy to do, this should be on your list. Take a trip to Gantry, enjoy the skyline, and then take the ferry into the city for some sightseeing.

Enjoy some footage from Gantry and the East River Ferry!

Holi Spring Festival of Colors

ImageMy buddy Sauani (you may have read about her in my ceramics post) invited me to play Holi at Hofstra today. I had a blast, got really dirty and in between all the fun I managed to get some footage of the event. The Holi Festival of Colors was held in the intramural fields on the North side of campus from noon until about 3pm this Saturday April 6th, 2013.

Holi is a religious spring festival observed by Hindus. It is called the Festival of Colors because you basically throw Holi colors (dyed powder) and water at your friends. It’s so much fun! Although, at one point they started throwing Pepsi, but I don’t think that’s part of the tradition so I politely scooted over and out of the war zone whilst that ensued. The festival originated from the Hindu Legend of Holika and Prahlad. Click here to read the legend.

Enjoy some of the pictures I took while getting Holi color thrown all over me!

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Happy Holi!