Reflections on buildings are a very popular subject matter for textile artists and it is easy to see why. The grid structures; the gradations in colour; the relation to quilt blocks and so on. Plus they are fun to photograph. I haven’t made any work using reflections yet (at least I don’t think I have), but I do love to photograph them.
So when I arrived in New York, tired and at the end of a long day of travel a few weeks ago, I determined that I was going to make the most of my time there and headed out with my camera. It was a lovely evening and the sun was beginning to set casting the most beautiful, quick changing reflections – something I don’t get to see living in a low rise Scottish village (although we do get the most amazing sunsets).
New York felt very different from the last time I visited, sometime last century – it had a relaxed sense, perhaps because it was a Sunday evening and no one was rushing in a normal workday manner. The streets were busy, but everyone seemed to be out enjoying the spectacle – maybe we were all tourists together!
Hopefully one of these photos can inspire you to make some new work this week.