Sunday, August 21, 2011

Datura, Summer 2011

The last 3 days I've been in Ogunquit, ME and Rockport, Salem, MA. The NYC library's Hudson River School paintings were on view at the Peabody Essex. These were early paintings by those artists interested in capturing the American landscape. They are not as strong as the later pieces by the group. What I found more interesting was a show of Man Ray and Lee Miller works created when they were a team. His work appealed to me more, but I think that may have been because she was the subject.
We attended a concert in Rockport at the new Shalin Liu Performance Center. It is a small but visually powerful venue which sits directly on the coast. The back stage wall is glass and the interior reflects the shapes and colors of the rocks and water. Just beautiful.
The Datura
Undulating edges
Leaves traps shadows