Sunday, January 16, 2011
I admit I'm a junkie for CBS Sunday Morning. It's a slow, lovely report on current events, but what I appreciate is that they always feature art and writing. Today they featured artist Paula Hayes and her terrariums. I am inspired. She currently has an installation in the lobby of the MoMA. I hope to make some of my own very soon. What is appealing to me is that these are not just sculpture or plants, not just objects. They breathe. They are kind to the earth; the glass is recyclable and the material inside is all organic. I am more drawn to this philosophy of art-making, working with nature and not against it. I've used my acrylic (plastic) paint for years to make objects that hang on a wall. It may be time for a change.