Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Art by the Cupful
One of my favorite things about walking around in New York is happening upon unexpected and unusual loveliness, and that's just what I got as I passed the Flatiron Building the other night. The glassed-in artspace there is currently housing an installation called Hypergraphia. It's paper cups covered in beautiful drawings, strung from the ceiling, just waiting to be admired from the street. The work is by artist Gwyneth Leech who creates a unique and intricate design on every cup. It's really some of the happiest, most approachable artwork I've ever come across.
New Yorkers, you can even stop by and see the artist at work Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 2pm, from now until December 31. You'll probably be craving a cup of coffee or tea afterward.