Yesterday, I wandered into Brooklyn with Kristyn Brady to see the #ANTSinNYC exhibition by South African artist Lorraine Loots on display at Three Kings Studio. We walked over from the lower east side via the Williamsburg bridge. It was my first time walking that bridge, so I was pretty stoked to be doing something completely new. We stopped in at a bunch of cute boutiques on our walk towards the gallery, and it was a super fulfilling (and super hot) day. It was totally worth the sweaty trek, though!
Today I decided to write up this quick blog post - in hopes that it inspires you to also stop on by to see Lorraine's incredible show. It is only open for a few more days (closing on July 15) - so if you are in NYC, I highly recommend going to see it before it's gone!
#ANTSinNYC features 730 miniature paintings that were created in 2013 and 2014 (one painting per day). The gallery was set up chronologically by month, and the paintings were arranged in grids that resembled calendars. It was so fun to walk around and see what she painted on what days. Everything from tiny landscapes, to people, food, and animals - I was in such awe over the amount of detail that was packed into each thumb-sized piece of art! They even offered magnifying glasses at the front desk - to help you get a closer look.
I noticed that on my birthday, she chose to paint seashells for both 2013 and 2014 - she must have known how much I love the beach, haha! ;)
Here are a few quick iPhone snaps I took of some my favorites:
These photos totally don't do them justice, so if you can see them in person - I again, highly encourage it! :)