i’m jealous of mary temple


Ah, there’s nothing quite as peaceful as gentle spring sunlight filtering through your window, casting soft shadows of the leaves and branches outside. Wait a second… what the?!… THAT’S PAINT! Those aren’t soft lovely shadows at all, they’re soft lovely paintings by American artist Mary Temple. The top three images are from a project called Extended Afternoon, Aldrich Museum, and the fourth piece is actually how I found her. It’s her contribution to an amazing non-profit organization called RxArt based in New York. Their mandate is to curate ‘installations in hospital settings, [providing] a creative surrounding that helps to relieve stress and anxiety.’

So inspiring on so many levels.

comments (5)

  1. Ren /// 02.21.2010 /// 9:18am

    wow. What a find-
    So simple, a moment caught in time. But recreated shows talent that is comparable to only mother nature herself.

  2. melanielee /// 02.21.2010 /// 10:01pm

    So beautiful and exquisite’ I thought it was real, i get a beautiful shadow of tree outside through my window and on my bedroom wall’ SERENITY’
    Wouldn’t it be so wonderful on hospital and hospice walls.
    Love your blog’

  3. The Jealous Curator /// 02.21.2010 /// 10:06pm

    Yep, I thought they were real shadows too. Such a simple idea, and so beautifully executed!

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