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“Saturday at the Market” – This scene is 100% cut and glued by hand. The cut paper is added in layers to give the viewer a subtle textural experience.
I make no secret about the fact that I am (as cliche as it is) in love with New York City. I hope that in a past life or some alternate universe, I lived the NYC existence I am always dreaming of. I guess I love it for the reasons people always love it: change, opportunity, anonymity, freedom, speed, color, big ideas. I haven’t been able to work out living there in THIS life, but I still think about it as fondly as I think of home. Maybe one day, some great thing will drag me out east and I will live out my days endlessly exploring. Until then, I have vacation days.
This new piece is inspired by one of my favorite places and favorite daydreams about NYC – the summer flea market, particularly Brooklyn Flea. Fresh fruit. Cucumber soda. Amazing Mexican food. Antiques. Bad ass antiques. People. Noise. Sitting on the steps and watching it unfold on the hottest New York day. If I did live in the area, my wallet and my watch would be in serious trouble, because oh – I would spend time and dolla, dolla bills y’all. Every weekend, I would climb on my bicycle, load up my homegirl, Gertie and hit the streets looking for a thrill – maybe a block party (a la The Cosby Show) or maybe just an unplanned ice cream cone.
Sigh I know. This is a hugely romanticized view of a big, burly city from a wide-eyed midwestern girl. Shhhh – just let me keep it.
The piece measures 11×14 – the opening on the frame is 10×13. The frame has UV protected glass, but should be kept out of direct sunlight to preserve the vibrant colors of the paper. The matte is signed in the lower right corner (not in the photograph.)