A few weeks ago I wrote about this staircase I saw in Greece,
And how it just stayed with me until I drew it.
Now that I look at this drawing after about ten years I think it could use some work.
I'm not the only one who loves staircases; my friend, Anne Finkelstein,
has done some gorgeous stairs. She told me,
"I grew up in an apartment and so the first time I ever saw a staircase it seemed magical--
something that could take you to a whole different place."
This is "The Golden Railing"
"Stairway to Heaven"
I see Anne's work every day, because these depictions of the old McBurney YMCA now hang in the stairway at the New McBurney Y on 14th Street between Seventh and Sixth Avenues.
Anne has found something sublime in the everyday.
September 09, 2021