Light Cave, installation by LA art duo FriendsWithYou. Currently on view at The Standard, High Line.
"FriendsWithYou is the fine art collaborative of Samuel Borkson and Arturo Sandoval III, working collectively since 2002 with the sole purpose of spreading the positive message of magic, luck, and friendship.
As artists working in a variety of mediums, including paintings, sculpture, large-scale experiential installations, public playgrounds, published works and live performances, FriendsWithYou’s mission is to affect world culture by cultivating special moments of spiritual awareness and powerful, joyous interaction.”
Photo collages by Alexandra Bellissimio.
"Her imagery explores the physical and psychological relation between nature and humans beings when combined through the use of collage. Through this unusual unification, her collages evoke a sense of empathy, intimacy, and harmony when humans and nature coexist."
Alt Press: I would imagine too that being a father would be pretty rewarding. I can see that even being really healing.
Andrew McMahon: Oh, absolutely. It’s a really interesting thing, because I had to bank my sperm before I got treated, so it’s a 22 year old me being responsible for creating this life as part of our IVF treatments. In a really strange, poetic moment, I remember walking down the street with my daughter and looking at her and going, “Wow, if any of that hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t be sitting here with her.” It put a lot in perspective. Of all the times where I’ve looked back and said, “Would you do this again?” [or] “If somebody told you [that] you had to go through this, would you choose it?” And most times I would tell you, “Absolutely not.” But definitely seeing her and seeing how we got here, it’s probably the first time I’d say I wouldn’t change it. It’s a blessing, for sure.