Been enjoying Williamsburg, Brooklyn for two weeks now. The mission? Set up an international networking and exhibition space for artists through the Artifications Studio at 63 N 3 St, basement.
Something that struck me, as I commute around the city, is the incredible sense of wealth of resources. This wealth feeds a fantastic culture of supporting fellow Unicorns and their magical adventures. Anything in this city can be acquired for free given time, creativity, and resource-fullness. Here's a story... We had our Artifications Digable Weekend exhibition Apr 5 - 7. As the exhibit concluded, we needed packing material to return artwork home. I was walking back from jiu jitsu at the Renzo Gracie Academy, the best training yet, and found some thin packing foam, rolled up and ready for trash pick up. Seeing as the foam had rolled into the walk way, I decided to pick it up and move it. Recognizing its usefulness, I carried half of the bounty back to the gallery, yay! To complete my goal of mailing artwork to our lovely artists, I selected the appropriate sized cardboard from the stacks outside nearly every business. My urban foraging trip saved the gallery money and tidied the streets.
Thanks NYC, you make dreams come true in the spirit of supporting fellow unicorns!