The RainRoom in the Museum of Modern Art is an art installation that is up until the end of July where you literally get to walk through water! This was one of the most fascinating exhibits I have ever experienced. There is nothing like interactive art, it really inspires and makes you feel invincible. The wait for this room was really long, as it always is on weekends, but if you are in the NYC area I’d suggest going during the week instead. The artist only allows up to 10 people at one time and there is no time limit inside the exhibit. It’s designed for not too many people b/c you get a better feel of the rain room and also have more space to walk thru it. When I walked into this dark room, the rain was literally pouring down (seemed like a monsoon in there!) the sound was majestic and calming. I was a bit hesitant b/c I really thought I would get wet- but I absolutely did not one bit! I was walking thru this entire monsoon of downpours and was dry the entire time. The way it works is the sensors detect your body and it just stops raining on you! Incredible, breathtaking, I def. suggest going!!
Random International’s immersive environment Rain Room (2012), a major component of the MoMA PS1 exhibition EXPO 1: New York,is presented in the lot directly adjacent to The Museum of Modern Art. A field of falling water that pauses wherever a human body is detected, Rain Room offers visitors the experience of controlling the rain. Known for their distinctive approach to contemporary digital practice, Random International’s experimental projects come alive through audience interaction—and Rain Room is their largest and most ambitious to date. The work invites visitors to explore the roles that science, technology, and human ingenuity can play in stabilizing our environment. Using digital technology, Rain Roomcreates a carefully choreographed downpour, simultaneously encouraging people to become performers on an unexpected stage and creating an intimate atmosphere of contemplation. (via– http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1380)
Traveling to new sites and seeing new places is one of my passions in life. Whether it’s a new city/country/state/ anything!! A couple of weeks ago I went on a road trip with close friends of mine to Philly- first time ever!! YES! I was so excited, road trips are the best especially with good people and great music 🙂 Unfortunately, we did not have much time to explore (def. going back soon!!) but we did go to the Philadelphia Magic Gardens and I fell in love! Art is a huge passion of mine and this place was just amazing!! It was right on South Street, which is the tourist-y area of Philly but still a lot of fun. If you ever are in this area- go visit!
“Philadelphia’s Magic Gardens (PMG) is a mosaicked visionary art environment, gallery, and community arts center that preserves, interprets, and provides access to Isaiah Zagar’s unique mosaic art environment and his public murals. The Magic Gardens site, Zagar’s largest artwork, includes a fully tiled indoor space and a massive outdoor mosaic sculpture garden that spans half a block on Philadelphia’s famous South Street. Inside, visitors can view folk art statues, bicycle wheels, colorful glass bottles, Zagar’s hand-made tiles, and thousands of glittering mirrors. The installation pays tribute to Zagar’s artistic influences, along with community and personal experiences.”
On this relaxing Saturday I decided to add some more inspiration to my vision board. I’ve always been a fan of collages because they are so fun and you can personalize them. Vision boards are a collage of things that inspire you, they create a vision. When I create one I look through countless magazines and the first thing that catches my attention I cut out and put to the side. I do this from time to time because inspiration always changes as we are evolving. Different things attract us on different days. But the trick is to not overthink it, whatever it may be that just captivated your attention will work. Because that is exactly what you will feel again when you look at your vision board. When I finally have enough to start my board, I take out the glue stick and start pasting 🙂 For me, it takes time to finally complete my board. I like to go back and add more quotes/pics/colors/whatever it may be! This is my vision board in the works.. and I will post a pic of the final one .. when it’s complete 🙂 But for now, get inspired and start your own! Put on your favorite music, relax, and trust me motivation and inspiration will follow.
I get inspired by art daily. I live for color and compare life to art. (About me) 😉 Visually stimulated by colors, this post is all of that. Sometimes, I find it’s nice to take some time out and just appreciate the beauty of art. After all, just like fashion it surrounds us, embodies us. These are some images I happened to stumble upon while online and they made me smile. Enjoy!
“I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way- things I had no words for.”- Georgia O’Keeffe
“Art is unquestionably one of the purest and highest elements in human happiness. It trains the mind through the eye, and the eye through the mind. As the sun colors flowers, so does art color life.”- John Lubbock