Coney Island Summer Fridays are a thing I take advantage of at least once per season. Aside from the food, the fair and the fireworks, there was an added perk on offer during my recent annual pilgrimage: Clouds that looked like Cotton Candy. These gorgeous formations in shades of rose Pink and slate Blue hovered over the ocean as the sun prepared to set. They were simply breathtaking. If you were somewhere in New York, maybe you saw them as well.
Hello dear readers, and welcome to the beginning of a new week, or the end of an old week, depending on your perspective. I’m enjoying the final two days of a beautiful long weekend in the Berkshires. This is a photo of Saturday night’s sunset in Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Simply breathtaking.
Over the Labor Day weekend, I snapped this photo while sitting on the deck of my friend’s Hamptons Beach House, just as the sun was setting. This was more about capturing a Friday-evening-moment of relaxing with a glass of wine than making art, but what was unexpected is how a cloud’s reflection is seen in the remaining wine in my glass. Cloud in a glass.
One of the great things about public art is how the viewer can have such a wholly unique experience of the piece depending on the time of day it is viewed. In the case of Day’s End, the new, permanent sculpture by David Hammons (b. 1943), I saw it up-close for the first time at, well, day’s end. Watching the sun set through the sculpture and dip behind the New Jersey skyline was a beautiful thing to behold, especially as many of us are only just now able to walk outside free of masks for the first time in over a year.