There are lions guarding the entrance to the NYC Public Library. These guys are resting where the ones in front of the Art Institute of Chicago are in mid-step… but they are about the same size. Notice the pigeon on this fellow’s head.
There is an installation piece at the MOMA by Song Dong called “Waste Not”. Turns out that these items all came from his now-deceased mother’s house. That is the skeleton of her house with the items. Seriously, if this doesn’t get you get rid of the junk in your house, what will?
And I shopped for fabric in the garment district! I am very lucky that Steve was with me and carried my purchases all day long. I found out where to go from a page on Paula Nadelstern’s web site. The shop in the photo below is N. Y. Elegant Fabrics (not on Paula’s site but it’s near the shops that were). Oh my, it was huge and full of luscious stuff. I did buy some cotton (great big red dots on white), and some etched fuschia velvet. It made me wish I had time to make more garments.