Category Archives: Arts and Culture

Pink Thing of The Day: Winged Pig Unicorn

pig unicorn photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

This Pink Winged Pig Unicorn (Unipig? Pigicorn?) was spotted inside one of the themed-rooms at midtown’s sweetest attraction, The Candytopia. If memory serves, I recall that this room, located towards the end of the exhibit, is the one where enthusiastic-but-misguided docents threw a cup of paper confetti in my face as I walked through the entrance, completely obliterating the only-half-drunk cocktail in my hand. Huge bummer.

Modern Art Monday Presents: Oranges On a Branch By Winslow Homer

oranges or a branch photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

Many of  Winslow Homer’s images of the Bahamas evoke the idea of the island as a paradise created especially for tourists. Enjoying local fruits was perceived as a fundamental luxury  of the visitor experience, as one contemporary guidebook noted: “Oranges to daily break our fast in the morning, and delightfully crown our afternoon meal, are felt to be a necessity. Without them the most elaborate feast fails to satisfy.”  This vibrant watercolor, Oranges On a Branch (1885), a rare still life by the artist, offers a complete sensory experience — ripe citrus, bright green leaves, and fragrant blossoms are bathed in warm sunlight.

Photographed in the Metropolitan Museum of Art as Part of Winslow Homer: Crosscurrents, on Exhibit Through July 31st, 2022.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Ganesh Mural By Aida Miro

pink ganesh mural by aida miro photo by gail worley
All Photos By Gail

Street artist Aida Miro (@aidamiro) painted this vibrant Pink Ganesh, the elephant-headed Hindu God of Beginnings, back in November of 2021, but I  saw it for the first time on May14th and was so happy  find it untagged and looking like it was freshly painted!

According to this source, “Lord Ganesha clears all obstacles and paves the way for us to move forward in life. The large elephant head of Lord Ganesha symbolizes wisdom, understanding, and a discriminating intellect that one must possess to attain perfection in life.” Miro has also added the phrase “Rise By Lifting Others.” Sweet.

The Mural is Located in NYC’s East Village, on Sixth Street Just East of First Avenue (Next to a Duncan Donuts).

pink ganesh mural by aida miro

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Modern Art Monday Presents: In El Rancho Grande By Woody Guthrie

in el rancho grande by woody guthrie photo by gail worley
Photo By Gail

In addition to being a prolific writer, musician and songwriter Woody Guthrie was a talented visual artist. He began working as a sign painter in Pampa, Texas, and later became a cartoonist for newspapers in Los Angeles and New York. He used a variety of mediums, including oil, charcoal, pastels, pen and ink, watercolor, clay, ceramics, and even his children’s crayons, to produce everything from traditional landscapes and portraits to experimental multimedia pieces. Guthrie portrayed his surroundings and the people who impressed him, whether well-known historical figures or neighborhood faces. Like his music, his artwork provides a glimpse into his daily life, as well as his thoughts and feelings about his community. The following is inscribed on the back of this artwork, In El Rancho Grande (1936); “this adobe art painted of clay, open air and sky. Imagined in front of the Santa Fe Art Museum when an old lady told me “the world is made of Adobe“ and I added “so is man.“

Photographed in the Morgan Library in New York City as par of the Exhibit, People Are The Song.