I apologize in advance for not making it to Tony Oursler’s mAcHiNe E.L.F. exhibit at Lehmann Maupin Gallery until March 24th, the day before it closed. If you didn’t see it, and you’re reading this now, I’m afraid you’re going to have to live through me. In this review I am focusing solely on the video installation portion of the exhibit, the Crystal Forest — a mesmerizing multimedia head trip that liberates video from a traditional two-dimensional format and brings it into the realm of sculpture to create a truly immersive experience. Seriously, it was just insane. Continue reading Tony Oursler’s mAcHiNe E.L.F. Installation at Lehmann Maupin
Artist and jeweler Dan Life (also known as Daniel Jacob) makes wearable art and tabletop items that glitter and shine with his hand-set crystal embellishments. This Pink Panther sculpture was spotted prowling around inside a vitrine in his booth at NY Now. I couldn’t find this exact piece on the website, but I did see a Pink Panther Head Pendant which sells for $550, if you want to check it, out at This Link!
Anxiety is a common emotional disorder that causes feelings of worry and fear. In more severe cases, anxiety can lead to issues with physical health, which may include gastrointestinal problems and asthma. Experts link anxiety to pain issues. Thus, it’s essential to learn as much as possible about managing it. This article will review some popular health trends that calm anxiety.
Continue reading 7 Health Trends That Can Help Ease Symptoms of Anxiety
All Photos By Ken Pierce Unless Noted
If you’ve walked into a Day Spa, a New Age book shop, or Asian Imports store, you might associate the memory with the calming aroma of essential oils. It’s no mystery why Aromatherapy — a range of alternative or complementary therapies that use essential oils and other aromatic plant compounds — is so popular. Everyone loves an inviting scent, and it’s easy to create a relaxing atmosphere in your home using incense, candles or an essential oil diffuser. But sometimes you might want your aromatherapy to be a bit more personal and portable. For those occasions, let me introduce you to Mood Food.
If you’ve even been to the American Museum of Natural History (AMNH) here in Manhattan, you probably have a favorite wing or exhibit hall, because everybody does. Most people seem to favor the Dinosaurs, and while those halls are certainly worth visiting at least once, I think they are a little played out. And while I do enjoy the Hall of Ocean Life, which is mind-blowing, my very favorite part of the museum are the Halls of Gems and Minerals, and I will recommend and rave about them to anyone who will listen. So, it was a pretty big deal to me when I received news from the AMNH that they will undertake a complete redesign of these very popular exhibit halls, currently known as the Morgan Memorial Hall of Gems and Harry Frank Guggenheim Hall of Minerals, transforming the 11,000-square-foot space into a gleaming showcase for their world-renowned collection! Wow! Not only that, but they also invited me to attend a media briefing event at the museum to witness the “Unveiling of a dazzling 12-foot-tall, 5-ton new acquisition!” Very exciting!