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Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Week 1/52 ~ Paint and Oil Ooze

I was at 5 Pointz this past weekend, and in Olya fashion I was interested in the abstract. 
I walked to the end of Davis Street. Resting on a barrier,
 I noticed the oil and paint chips that
oozed through the mud of the puddles.
Loved the way the residue of spray paint, graffiti paint pooled in the mud creating a magical world.
I snapped away, and my eyes started to tear - chemical burn?
Not sure ... snapped some more and then I couldn't take it anymore.
Here are some of the images...

5 Pointz, LIC NYC

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Day 365 ~ Year Two ... Doll Series

It's been fifteen years today since my sister, Lelya left this world and I imagine, passed through to another world of miracles, light and beauty. As I experience this day, I have quieted my mind to let memories flood in. Our childhood was filled with loveliness, beauty, the unending love from our parents and also, on occasion the excitement of picking out dolls. Chatty Cathy was my doll as a toddler and Chrissy was my last doll as a child.
I remember, in detail,  Lelya picking her dolls at Fao Schwartz.
She named Pumkin when we all sat together for lunch.
What a cute doll! a Pumkin! 

As I finish the second year of my journey through Olya's Urban Journal, my photography has evolved, life has continued in a quickened pace and my heart still aches for my sister and my dad. 
These dolls have lost some legs, experienced some wear and tear but, still have the essence of the owners that played with them. The essence of my sister and father have stayed within me, as well.

So, thanks for joining me in this convoluted photographic ride.
Your support and comments keep me going, and in the process I have met some pretty extraordinary people!  I have decided to post a series of photos every Sunday rather than posting everyday
(which has become increasingly hard).

So please stick with me, please keep inspiring me and
please give me a hug the next time you see me! 

 Chatty Cathy, Pumkin, Alice in Wonderland, Chrissy

 Telling Secrets

 Chrissy listening to all of Alice's stories

 Lelya's Doll - Pumkin

  Pumkin's pout

 Chatty Cathy thinking about the old days 

Pumkin waving bye ... until next time 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Day 356 through 364 ~ Gallery Hoppers

Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, Chelsea

Day 349 through 355 - Magnolia Blossom Series

Roosevelt Island, NYC

Day 342 through 348 - Rust Happenings Underground and Over land

Roosevelt Island, NYC

63rd Street F Platform

Day 335 through 341 - More Street Art

Days 328 through 334 - DUMBO at night

Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, Brooklyn 

Monday, April 15, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Day 301 through Day 306 ~ Moving Panoramas

 seeking him in the crowd

 aqua blue 

tramway confusion

subway story intervals

watercolor subway movements

passing through

After seeing this photograph (below) at AIPAD at the 68th Street Armory this year -
(unfortunately, I didn't get the photographer's name - so unlike me)

I used my iphone to capture some of these panoramas 
by using the movement of the train and the tram to create images inspired by what I saw.
I enjoyed these, but my daughter thought I was crazy. But really, that's nothing new. :)