Open States - Earthquake / by mirena

Open States - Earthquake ( Japan series ) - work in progress fragment, 30 x 40 inches, pen, ink and brown wash on paper, 2011 Unfinished business - a fragment of my latest yet-to-be-finished painting dealing with the disaster in Japan: Open States - Earthquake, 30 x 40 inches, pen and ink on paper. It will be days before the painting is completed, it is still quite raw. And it will change by the time it is finished. But just like its subject matter - I was anxious to preserve this current crumbling state. The painting is the first in a series prompted by my dream about the Japan earthquake, which I had about 48 hours before it struck.

May is a month of growth in the art business and a number of great artists have shows all over Chelsea. Richard Tuttle's vigorous presence at Pace Gallery with pretty large follies that oozed spirit. Jasper Johns who was in attendance of his show opening at Matthew Marks Gallery in Chelsea and seemed to very much enjoy himself amidst his many works and the crowds, who seemed to enjoy it too.

Today also marks my one year anniversary of living and painting in New York. I don't have much to say but have a lot to paint about it.