Saturday, April 28, 2012

Almost 12 !

2011
Are we there yet? Are we here yet? Almost.  
We will makes some notes on 2011 and then enter the wonderful re-invention of 2012.
"Winter's Work" was an assemblage' created for the Denver Young Artists Orchestra. It is titled "Harmonic Syzygy" ( I privately called the project "Chewing on a Cello". After showing in many places for many months, it was auctioned off last weekend. 



There were several projects at
MOA's Samson Park and Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre including wild flags,


a 16 ft. x 32 ft. mural,


and a new grand entrance for Samson Park.
I started some super top secret ( but very fun product development ) work for The Tremblay Group,
and was honored to create a glass sculpture titled Rising for the Denver Hospice Inpatient Facility at Lowry (through the  the great people at NINE dots ARTS)



As usual, the good folks at Bella Glass helped with glass fabrication services, and Devin Gores of Public Works did a great job on the metal portion. Jordan at Design Crete made the wonderful black pedestel, and our friends at Weidamark provides the led light fixtures.
I got my Christmas fix when invited by the City of Dallas and Neiman Marcus to help them celebrate the kick off to the Holiday Season in Dallas.
Neiman Marcus put up the first tree I created for them in 2001.
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The event is so big now it takes place in a downtown park! Laurie at Reinders provided the cascading lights that lit up Main Street.
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40,000 people joined the festivities that night! Santa arrive in style -
zip-lining down 6 stories to the park.
And construction started on our new studio addition to the house.
Luckily, Terry held down the fort when I ran to New York.
There is nothing like the city during the Holidays.
 This is a photo of me taking a photo of a photographer on rollerblades that has just taken a photograph of the photographers shooting the Van Clef & Arpels Window...
The Genius at Bergdorf Goodman





Bergdorf Goodman Mens




Notice Turkish-esque Mirror device in this BG window. Now notice the mirror piece sitting on the floor of Andy Warhol's Factory.  They are not exactly the same, but I would BET the same maker.
The Lady Gaga Gag at Barrney's:



 Tiffanys

 Henri Bendel
 A secret room in Harlem
View from a new gig - georgeous




Wednesday, April 25, 2012

2010 - Catch up for a friend


2010
Yet another wild one. "Winter's Work" ( What us Vaudevillians do in the off season to sharpen our gimmicks and acts )  Was the ADCD Paper Fashion Show.  It was really fun to create the entry and even more fun to win first place!

But that was just the beginning.
I designed the John Madden Award
 The MOA crew helped the Biennial of the Americas kick off the Hard Hat Gala,
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The Cabinet of Curiosities and Impossibilities became a permanent installation at
MOA's Englewood City Center Gallery

Holly Berry, The Art Car, was born in our garage here at the house, with a lot of labor on Terry's part
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And the award winning Hudson Holiday Light Show attracted over 45,000 people!
Just to keep myself busy, I also appeared as one of the Judges on FoodNetwork Challenge: Edible Christmas Windows, worked with Diogen on LED product development and provided Illustrations for Jim Kenney's wonderful book: Thriving in the Crosscurrent: Clarity and Hope in a Time of Cultural Sea Change. Gosh, my friend, we are finally up to 2011!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Friday on and off the High Line in New York City









Wednesday, April 18, 2012

End of the day Walk in Manhattan

So, I will finish my little trip down memory lane for my friend soon, but at the moment I want to be in the moment. So here we are, after a good working day in NYC, and I take a brisk walk up to the Park and back to 44th. I thought I would peek in on the Window Dressing at Bergdorf Goodman, but most of the shades were pulled. It is Wednesday night after all (Window changing night), and even when New York is Warm, its Cold. Slight drizzle, comfy food from Cafe Un Deux Trois, and sharing a few pictures.
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