"What was the saddest moment of your life?"
"When my father died."
"How did he die?"
"He was in an accident back in Guyana. He was riding a motorcycle and got thrown into a stream."
"Do you remember a moment when you most admired your father?"
"My father was a carpenter. And when I was growing up, he would take a ferry every morning across the river to find work. It was the Essequibo River. A very dangerous river. When he returned home in the evening, sometimes I would wait by the docks for him. Every once in awhile, the tides were so bad that the boat could not land. And it would wait offshore. If he saw me waiting for him, he would jump off the boat and swim to me. No other man would do that. It was a very dangerous river."
Not until you put some pedestals on. *NB
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Kevin Francis Gray
Face-off (detail), 2007, bronze, automotive, paint, wood plinth
Goth Girl, 2008, fiberglass resin, glass beads, automotive paint, wood
Temporal Sitter bust, 2012, marble
Temporal Sitter, 2012, patinad bronze, bardigilio marble
Hold Tight (detail), 2006, fiberglass resin, glass beads
THE BALLERINA PROJECT
One of my favorite NYC sights is seeing dancers warming up in the subway…have you experienced it? You’re waiting for the train and all of a sudden the person standing next to you starts to do a plie. There’s just something about that kind of beauty against a urban backdrop.
Which is why I’m equally fascinated with a photo series that’s been around for sometime now, The Ballerina Project. It’s an ongoing project by Dane Shitagi that depicts ballerinas amongst organic backdrops.
The project has been going steady for 10+ years in New York and now it’s trying to move on to a new phase – mini documentaries to compliment the photographs. Dane hope these will give new audiences a more complete and accurate representative of ballet to help sustain its future.
**STORY was originally written for ARTNERDNY