GILLIAN

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Before and After images of the studio.  I started making new work August 1, and look forward to spending lots more hours in this space.  Many thanks to Russell and Holly for all of their help as well.

Come visit! I am participating in Dorchester Open Studios, October 19 & 20, 12-5pm.

This summer’s project was to move my studio from Providence to Boston.  I had the month of May while the new studio was empty to do the initial clean-up. At my old studio I had never painted the ceiling and every day I looked up and regretted it.  So, the ceiling got scraped and painted white.  It took me about 10 minutes to decide to paint the walls the same color as my old studio, figuring this would ease my emotional transition and I am happy I did.   Lastly, I got a couple coats of Drylok on the floor to give it a cleaner more uniform look.  Russell and I moved over Memorial Day weekend, what fun!

The playfulness and precision of this sculpture by Alexandre Arrechea caught my eye near Union Square.  Love it! Read more about the Giant Building Sculptures and see the whole piece here.

The playfulness and precision of this sculpture by Alexandre Arrechea caught my eye near Union Square.  Love it! Read more about the Giant Building Sculptures and see the whole piece here.

James Turrell transformed the Guggenheim in his recent exhibition which is on view for two more days. The way he works with light and space appears simple, but as we stood there and pondered how it was all actually working was mind-bending.  The forms were bright, large and commanded space.  The show was perfectly executed.

James Turrell transformed the Guggenheim in his recent exhibition which is on view for two more days. The way he works with light and space appears simple, but as we stood there and pondered how it was all actually working was mind-bending.  The forms were bright, large and commanded space.  The show was perfectly executed.

View from my new studio.

View from my new studio.

Faberge Revealed at the Peabody Essex Museum is a must see! The level of craftsmanship is astounding and the element of surprise is delightful.  I especially enjoyed the Imperial Peter the Great Easter Egg shown here because of the ribbons, floral swags, tall grasses and cattails ornamented with rubies.  The exhibition is on view through September 29.

Faberge Revealed at the Peabody Essex Museum is a must see! The level of craftsmanship is astounding and the element of surprise is delightful.  I especially enjoyed the Imperial Peter the Great Easter Egg shown here because of the ribbons, floral swags, tall grasses and cattails ornamented with rubies.  The exhibition is on view through September 29.

September 23, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
BostonAPP/Lab: Art in Public Places
BSA Space, 290 Congress Street, Boston


AN ARTIST, AN ARCHITECT, AND A DEVELOPER WALK INTO A BAR… They order their favorite brews and start to talk. Where are the overlapping interests that will guarantee a workable, sustainable model for collaboration that embeds art into a project’s initial design and development concept? What are the opportunities? The constraints? What collaborative tools can be developed to support this effort?
Join BostonAPP/Lab: Art in Public Places on September 23 at 6:30 pm at BSA Space (290 Congress Street, Boston) to share your experiences while helping to refine, or even create, this kind of collaboration. Tamara Roy AIA (senior associate principal, ADDInc.), Gillian Christy (sculptor), and Mark McGowan (manager-development, Skanska) lead the discussion.
Meetings are free and open to all, but RSVPs are required. Email rsvp@architects.org with “APP 9/23” in the subject line.

September 23, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Boston Public Library is among my favorite place to go when in search of inspiration. 

Boston Public Library is among my favorite place to go when in search of inspiration. 

Artists represent just 1.4 percent of the labor force, but they have an outsized role as entrepreneurs and innovators who contribute to the vitality of the communities where they live and work.