Sunday, May 5, 2013

Amazing art-Hypergraphia

Gwyneth Leech sits on a stool within the base of the lovely, legendary Flatiron Building, drawing on coffee cups. Five days a week, three hours a day Leech creates often-intricate, sometimes quite colorful patterns and drawings on all of the "disposable" cardboard coffee cups that she's drank from since she last entered the prow, as well as cups from artist friends she's met for coffee or tea in that time.

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amazing-art-hypergraphia2The drink, date consumed, and social situation is dutifully recorded on the bottom of cup before she starts her work. After they've been illustrated, Leech suspends them from the ceiling of the Flatiron Prow Art Space, and over the course of these past weeks and months, has transformed this triangular, windowed gallery–until recently home to cell phone advertisements, and still sponsored by Sprint–into a little Flatiron District neighborhood treasure.

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