Monday, February 26, 2007

a tale of two sisters

Just back from New York, which never fails to delight and inspire. My tale is that of two beautiful, amazing sisters (my cousins) who both live and work in the city. One is the curator of a wonderful exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Louis Comfort Tiffany and Laurelton Hall: An Artist's Country Estate. She has a knack for finding the lovely, the unknown, the unexpected. Just when you thought you knew everything there was to know about Tiffany, she finds something wonderful to surprise you. Favorites from the exhibition include a wonderfully abstract leaded glass window (above); a carved wooden door from Ahmadabad, India; and some stunning Chinese headresses, which were once part of Tiffany's personal collection.

The second sister is (among so many other things) a talented photographer, and author of two extraordinary blogs: Blissville and The L.I.E. Her endless talent, limitless energy, and boundless love for the people, places and things around her amazes me. And she always introduces me to the most fabulous places ~ this time Communitea in Long Island City ~ where lively conversation is guaranteed. Just a few steps from the tea shop we found the Art-o-Mat and San Honesto, the creation of artist Luisa Gloria. I think we both felt that we could use a little more San Honesto in our world.

(top image via metmuseum.org; bottom image Luisa Gloria)

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

How inspired these two sisters are. Allowing people to see the magic in the everyday object, street, window. They will be the subject of a bio like the Mitfords and the Langhornes. Hope they are saving their correspondence. KDM

Anonymous said...

I would love to know more about San Honesto.

Luka Panochi said...

San Honesto sounds interesting. Where can I investigate a little more?

Anonymous said...

I believe, although a wonderful and certainly much needed saint, he really never existed except in the imagination on the artist.
Very nice try and i wish he were real and could have an effect in this world.
I guess, we should be Saint Honesto ourselves.