I've just returned from Miami Beach, the land of warm weather, sunshine and beaches. I went specifically to see Miami Art Basel, an international art fair (now in it's tenth year), that quite literally fills the city with art. Most (all) of the art in the main venues was quite pricey, but much of it seems to sell to the millionaires (and billionaires) who fly in from around the world for this event. Besides the one main "art basel" event at the Convention Center (with some 250 galleries and over 2,000 artists represented) there are all kinds of smaller satellite events scattered around Miami Beach and Miami proper. My goal was to see as much of it as possible in the short amount of time that I had (if you plan to go, bring your most comfortable walking shoes). Here is some of the art that caught my eye:
The big Caribbean cruise immediately following Miami Art Basel...seven days of sunshine...three ports...amazing food...on Norwegian's "Epic"...approximately 6,000 folks onboard. Blue Man Group was one of the nightly theater shows.
There were three warm, tropical ports (St. Maarten, St. Thomas and Nassau). While exploring, I found some nicely rusted metals which I put into my backpack and brought back with me...the kinds of pieces that will work well with some of my mixed media work: