Greenpoint, October, 2015

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Choose Your Rainbow

Giovanni di Paolo, The Creation and Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Paradise (1445). Metropolitan Museum.

Saul Steinberg, Rainbow Reflected (1974). Sculpture Center, Long Island City.

Varujan Boghosian, Goodbye to All That (2006). Detail from cover illustration, The Monster Loves His Labyrinth: Notebooks (Charles Simic)

Goodyear Rubber Company, Untitled. Gowanus Expressway (n.d.).


  1. I think I'll be having the Gowanus Donut, thank you.

    (Looks almost suitable for dunking, perhaps in the appropriately toxic nearby canal?)

  2. Tom,
    I think "donut" is the technical term for this piece of apparatus that holds down the orange and white barrel-shaped lane dividers they use these days. Guardrails provide a convenient storage space and display case. But no powdered sugar!

  3. Well, sugar is bad for you anyway. But then, so are donuts. Rainbows maybe, not so much.

    (I suppose I saw tire as donut because I was thinking about those
    mysterious unidentified orange coils; if you punched the middles out of those, you might get donuts... or, of course, and far more likely, electrocuted.)