When my daughter Laurie and I attended the ANIMODULES Farewell Reception and Founders Talk at the Nassau County Museum of Art last month, I was revisiting the sculptures, and she was seeing the artistic Agents of Peace for the first time.
In 2013, Mayor Cory Booker issued a Proclamation declaring the Barat Foundation Animodules as the the official Peace Ambassador of the City of Newark, as they represent a powerful vision of community unity and peace.
While passing a studio on my way out, I saw MERYL FEUER with an ethereal crown of paper cranes, a symbol of peace. The dozens of small birds formed the airy mobile suspended from the ceiling above her.
FEATURE PHOTO at top of post: Roslyn, New York, U.S. September 13, 2019. L-R, Dr. HARVEY MANES and GARY BARAT discuss dragon Animodule sculpture during ANIMODULES Agents of Peace exhibit Farewell Reception and Founders’ Talk at the Manes Center, Nassau County Museum of Art.
Last week I had an aurora borealis time during my first visit to the “Energy: The Power of Art” exhibit at the Nassau County Museum of Art on the Gold Coast of Long Island.
VIDEO: “Aurorae” by Miya Ando [music: “53 Mirrors” by Jeff Oster]
Above video has photos & video of “Aurorae” (2019) by Miya Ando (1978).
As soon as I arrived, I watched an hour PBS documentary about aurora borealis.
Then I lingered long in the Mrs. Vincent de Roulet Gallery with artist MIYA ANDO‘s atmospheric “Aurorae” – her aurora borealis installation commissioned by the Nassau County Museum of Art.
“Aurorae” – an imposing 238 x 120 x 120 inches – is delicate hand painted fabric hanging from a spiral of aluminum suspended from the high ceiling.
Such haunting Northern Lights on Long Island’s North Shore.
fyi fLI: Lorinda “Linda” de Roulet (b. 1931/32), née Payson, of Manhasset, is Mrs. Vincent de Roulet. The “New York Times” called her “First Lady of the Mets” when she bought the baseball franchise in 1978.