Something Beautiful is a self-imposed initiative to find a visual feast for each day of a year.
The 30th of June is an auspicious day in my life. The birthdays of my brother, Steve, and my second son, Thomas. Both important men in my life. Happy birthday to you both.
I became pregnant with Thomas after my second trip to New York and first introduction to Isamu Noguchi during a memorable trip with dear family members Bernie, Tracy, and Richard Reed. Bernie is an accomplished glass artist and Richard, a wonderful photographer. Traveling with artists is different than traveling with others. What is seen on such a trip is more central, more intense, more evocative. My mind is still filled with vivid images so many years later and many have to do with the Noguchi museum.
Noguchi, a Japanese-American artist and landscape architect, was a modernist who drew beautiful shapes from both cultures of his heritage. The result. Sculpture, both purely aesthetic and functional, lovely curves in statues, gardens, and playscapes. Twenty-four years after seeing it for the first time, my mind conjures clear images of the Noguchi sculpture garden at his museum in Queens, New York. Amazing. Peaceful and inspiring. In September, I will return with three women in tow—artists and friends—artisti e amici.