Tag Archives: Public Space

Most people go to Paris and record vistas of beautiful gardens, remarkable architectural detail and people in cafes or walking their dogs. I do that as well, some of the time. But on my most recent trip in March, I wanted to find really beautiful mosaics that were not in museums. By accident, I happened to look in an apartment vestibule and spied a really wonderful mosaic and photographed it.

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As I was thinking about writing this post, I realized that I am a sticks and stones person; natural materials are what inspire me. I absolutely loved the Bambu exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Now I am excited to tell you about a tiny exhibit that I saw last summer but is still on site, called “Stickwork”, at the charming Florence Griswold Museum in Old Lyme, Connecticut.

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If you happen to be in New York before October 31st and it’s not pouring rain, you must visit the exhibit on the rooftop of  The Metropolitan Museum of Art called Big Bambu.  I had no idea what I would find, so you can imagine my wide-eyed surprise upon emerging from the elevator to see thousands of bamboo poles (actually 5500 so far according to the artist Mike Starn) lashed together with nylon mountain climbing rope to walk under, around, over and between.

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