I was delighted to be asked by Mayo Mental Health Association to write a blog post for their monthly blog. Positive Mental Health is essential to my well being. The blog is entitled ‘Using The Power of Positivity’ – I discuss my life with Cystic Fibrosis, about being an artist, and of course the importance of positivity.
If you would like to read the post click HERE.
I’m really excited to hear about Ai Weiwei’s latest artwork:
Good Fences Make Good Neighbours
A rendering of one piece in Ai Weiwei’s multipart Public Art Fund project “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors.” Credit Ai Weiwei Studio
Ai Weiwei will build more than 100 fences and installations around New York City for “Good Fences Make Good Neighbors,” one of his most large-scale public art projects to date. The exhibition, which opens on Oct. 12, was commissioned by the Public Art Fund.
This means I need to plan another trip to NYC to see the exhibition in person. Ai Weiwei is one of my favourite artists, I have been following his work for many years now, and have been lucky enough to see his work in person previously in London and Beijing.
The exhibition will comprise of about 10 major fence-themed installations and scores of smaller works spread across multiple boroughs, including Manhattan, Queens and Brooklyn. Among the planned sites for Ai Wewei’s project are Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens, the Cooper Union building in Manhattan and Doris C. Freedman Plaza, at the tourist-heavy southeast corner of Central Park.
Ai Weiwei calls attention to human rights violations on an epic scale; as an artist, he expands the definition of art to include new forms of social engagement. I’m really excited about seeing this work unfold.
Wishing you all a very happy Easter full of lovely chocolaty treats. I will be spending mine with family and friends eating lots of chocolate (lindt bunnies are my favourite!), and playing with babies. Sounds perfect!