No need to worry about shaving! I just love the many ideas of half-sided and faux mohawk braids. You can manipulate your hair and create fantastic creative styles. There are so many options and concepts, so have fun and “Rock On!”
NYC is a place where you can find graffiti art everywhere. Most of these photos I took were in the Lower East Side! Street art culture is the magic flowing and spreading all around that has kept the city alive… Forever! Lots of love and support for these artists and sticking together as a strong community that recognizes, understands and appreciates what they’re going through in life. Nothing can and nothing will ever stop them.
“I think LES inspires me. That whole hood, a lot of the people that I worked with, seeing what we’ve gone through in life, being given an opportunity to understand who I am; my identity, my culture, and my roots.” –Luis Guzman–
My collage is inspired by the piano keyboard’s black and white colors and sound blending in harmony. I chose New York for its historical tradition of welcoming, embracing and nurturing all cultures that blend together. From across the nation and around the world, people come to New York to discover, share, work, love and design…all contributing to the greatness, the growth and diversity of this unique city. A pure “melting pot.” An ideal venue for professionals or budding fashion designers, New York is an important center whether it be music, fashion, film, theatre, art or sports.
Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, The Beatles, Aerosmith, The Rolling Stones, to name a few, made an enormous impact in the music industry. We are talking about the legends that not only changed the world during this era, but have inspired and influenced new generations of artists. Of course, it is not just about the music, their fashion shaped and influenced the world. Bohemian…that is a part of my style–non-conformist, adventurous, free spirit, avant-garde. In their pursuit of world peace came the carefree, unconventional and alternative style–fringe jackets, long hair, round sunglasses, headbands, bell bottoms, platform shoes, and leather…lots of leather!
Today’s fashion is all about the crop top, fringed vests, vintage hats, platforms, or tribal printed handbags. The music and fashion of these legends will never die young as they did. It’s timeless.
Supernova is back at Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass! All my photos were taken at the first annual New York Festival of Light. Saturday was the last night and I got to spend it with my mom, sister, and grandma who were visiting. This event featured a collection of lighting installations created by local and international lighting designers, performance artists and technologists like Tupac Martir, visual artist and production designer, and lighting director for Elton John, Beyoncé and Sting, to name a few, and Howard Ungerleider, who does architectural lighting, stage lighting, and set design. He presented a high-powered laser light show, complete with smoke, in the Archway at DUMBO.
See the previous post, “Collage of the Month: Supernova”
DUMBO Arts Festival is a free public event for three days–Friday through Sunday, and attracts over 200,000 visitors. My friends and I headed last Saturday on the “F” train to Brooklyn along with these thousands of other visitors, to attend this event. The first thing you’ll experience is the spectacular and iconic view of both bridges–Manhattan and Brooklyn! The festival has many trunk fashion pop-ups, street paintings, jewelry, food vendors, art statues, dancing performances, sculptures, art studios and stages throughout the neighborhood and in the park! I especially liked the “Little Poland” art gallery and immediately thought about my dad, who’s from Poland. Inside the gallery was an array of art from print work, sculpture, wood carvings to Polish jewelry and pottery. I even got to meet and talk with a talented artist, Ewa Budka.
See the previous post, “I heart DUMBO” for more info!
I promised you more “urban street art” and have collected new graffiti art I discovered in the Lower East Side, East Village and Williamsburg in Brooklyn. As I stated in my first post, “Collage of the Month: Graffiti World”…The artists’ talent and visualization fascinate me and I often think about what inspired and influenced them to produce such works of art. Sometimes, it seems as if their minds are an expression of speaking up, not verbally, but in street art. They appear to be fearless, confident and daring to attempt new things.
A supernova is the explosion of a star that suddenly increases greatly in brightness. Out of the darkness emerges brilliant colors that radiate light and energy that illuminate many different worlds. And as in the world of expression, creativity and emotion, the inspiration lay hidden in darkness, surrounded by vibrant hues, until that moment ignites the inner light to burst brightly and let the ideas and imagination electrify and shine like the supernova star!
Photography was discovered in the 1800s followed by cinematography and animation. They were black and white images that captured life and with a lot of emotion. Then the “Wonderful World of Color” exploded on the scene and transformed the industry and our lives. Color filled our universe with striking bold images and film that captivated and entertained us. But somehow, we never turned away from those black and white impressions that reflected and portrayed the emotion, sensation or attitude conveyed without color…leaving the onlooker to fill in the idea, the thought, the emotion of that photo. You are left to read and interpret the photographer’s mind!