AndyToad

Storm King

Posted in art, Sculpture by andytoad on July 24, 2012

Entering the South Fields of Storm King  _  photo: AndyToad

Last week I was able to escape the city for a few days with an excursion up the Hudson River. On one of those days, about 50 miles upriver, tucked away in the Hudson River Valley I found The Storm King Art Center – a fantastic outdoor sculpture museum. Thankfully I wore my walking shoes – for over 100 monumental sculptures are spread out across Storm King’s massive grounds (500 plus acres.)

Here are a few of the many sculptures living amongst the hills, fields and woodlands of the Hudson valley. I strongly recommend a visit.

Adonai  by Alexander Liberman  _  1970 _ Steel  _  photo: AndyToad

Under Adonai  _  photo: AndyToad

Free Ride Home  by Kenneth Snelson  _  1974  _  Aluminum and stainless steel  _  photo: AndyToad

LUBA  by Ursula von Rydingsvard  _  2009-2010  _  Cedar, cast bronze, and graphite  _  photo: AndyToad

LUBA’s view from Museum Hill  _  photo: AndyToad

Solarium  by William Lamson  _  2012  _  Steel, glass, sugar, plants  _  photo: AndyToad

Solarium  by William Lamson  _  2012  _  Steel, glass, sugar, plants  _  photo: AndyToad

View of Mom and Dad through Solarium  _  photo: AndyToad

Three-Legged Buddha  Zhang Huan  _  2007  _  Steel-and-copper  _  photo: AndyToad

Three-Legged Buddha   Zhang Huan   _   2007  _  Steel-and-copper  _  photo: AndyToad

Foci  by Chakaia Booker  _  2010  _  Rubber tire and stainless steel  _  photo: AndyToad

Foci  by Chakaia Booker  _  2010  _  Rubber tire and stainless steel  _  photo: AndyToad

Mermaid  by Roy Lichtenstein  _  1994  _  Painted carbon fiber and epoxy over aluminum  _  photo: AndyToad

Suspended  by Menahse Kadishman  _  1977  _  Weathering steel  _  photo: AndyToad

Endless Column  by Tal Streeter  _  1968  _  Painted steel  _  photo: AndyToad

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muse and beauty

Posted in art, beauty, inspiration, muse by andytoad on June 19, 2010

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Happy Family (2006) detail

Joana Vosconcelos

photos found on Lovely Textiles


 

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el corzon (heart)

cut paper

Elsa Mora


 

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Costumes from Das Triadische Ballett (1916-1932)

Oskar Schlemmer


 

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Shapeshifting

Posted in art, dance, performance by andytoad on June 17, 2010


My friend Cori Olinghouse and I continue to work on a project together, a series of experiments in vaudeville and shapeshifting.  Our project is a work in progress so I can’t say much yet. Video from our first showing, The Animal Suite, can be seen here.  And I will share this sketch….

Photography Feature

Posted in art, photography by andytoad on June 10, 2010

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Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning

I recently finished teaching a digital photography class at an all girls school in Queens. Once a week I would hang out with the ladies and we’d go on photo adventures. Below are some picks from our work together:


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Christopher Williams
My friend Christopher, some friends and I organized a photo shoot at the Irish Hunger Memorial last month. The images are to be used to advertise a dance piece, The Voyage of Garbhglas, that Christopher is staging at the memorial in August. I’ll also be designing some costumes for the piece. The model is dancer Michael Ingle who will be performing in the piece. Some of the images I shot:

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Grant Worth
Back during Easter-time my friend Grant organized an event – The Easter Glamour Portrait Studio x2 – Spring Forward – The Future of Spring 2010
I assisted in styling the attendees along with the sparkling Destiny Pierce and shimmering Stina Puotinen. Grant then shot portraits of the guests with Polaroid film. Here are some favorites:

The complete experience can be had here:
http://www.missionfantastic.com/polaroid.html

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Goodbye

Posted in art by andytoad on June 1, 2010