What I think is great about Art, is how it represents what is going on in our lives, but it makes light of it. Everyday there is something in the news closing or some business being bought for billions of dollars. The news is a true juxtaposition of our economics today. What is sad is seeing the shape of Main Street shopping or the best example is Bleeker Street in New York City. This is a great article:
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/05/31/fashion/bleecker-street-shopping-empty-storefronts.html. At the same time I visited an Art Installation by Lucy Sparrow that was also featured in the New York Times. I have been following her since her first Installation in London three years ago called "Corner Store". I have written a lot about my dream of owning my own store one day, and how long it took me to finally make a leap of faith. I was so excited to meet Lucy Sparrow and she was right under the vinyl record covers she made out of felt. Which I "felt" was really ironic, since our store turned into all of our inventory made out of recycled vinyl records. So, I was lucky when I visited 8 'til Late located in the Meat Packing District of New York city in the Highline building. She is only there one more week until June 30. Just read this article today June 22nd and she is CLOSED!!!! There was a line when I left, and a friend went later in the day and waited twenty minutes to get in. There is the installation in back and then the store is in front with everything in a Convenience Store made out of felt.