Snuck away last weekend for a painting reunion long ya ya sisterhood kind of weekend to Philadelphia. After painting for 8 hours on Saturday, we took a Sunday trip into the city to visit the Magical Gardens of Isaiah Zagar. His studio building is now a museum and his gardens(what were a vacant lot hole in the ground in the late 60′s) have become a most magical place of faces and hands and words and light. Most exciting is that it turned out to be his open studio day and we got to hear him speak about his art and his most intuitive process of creating it. Not only has he adorned his studio and gardens, but over 30 building facades on South St bear testament to his work. That’s me in the middle flanked by Carolyn on my left and Victoria on my right. Damini of the famous 40 Day Creativity experiment is seen through the bicycle wheel in her marvelous purple felted hat. The last photo is Isaiah himself seating in his studio.
More on the painting later, it was so big I had to ship it home….well you’ll see…hope you enjoy the tour.