Monday, July 21, 2008

City Flowers

This art work is hanging in our living room, above flowers from the farmer's market that repeat the colors in the art. The work is by our friend artist Adam Dougherty, who is the son of Ted's best friend from college; it's actually a print of a colored paper collage depicting a corner in Brooklyn. Adam rendered the city elements, the buildings, street, sidewalk, lamp posts, in flower-bright colored paper -- pink, red, violet, blue -- so even though it's an urban scene, it looks to me like a garden. A city garden.

We recently went to an art opening Adam had in his apartment in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, where he had lined the walls with his paper collage portraits of famous people -- it was a dazzling display. He's a talented guy.

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