Friday, September 28, 2007
New York Beautification Project
I’ve been patiently waiting for my book “New York Beautification Project” to arrive, and now that it’s here I’m soooo taken with the work of Ellen Harvey. She’s an artist and the book is all about her project (of the same name) where she painted a series of 40 small, gorgeous, oval oil paintings throughout New York City as graffiti, often incorporating them into existing graffiti. The photos of the paintings are amazing, but all I can think is how it would feel to walk down the street and spy one of these precious little paintings, in person, on a fire hydrant or a crumbling brick wall. The whole thing is such a wonderful thought provoking concept.