The work in this installment represents some more experimental work I did during my stay. I use the word experimental to signify their incompleteness rather than in relation to their relative novelty. I see the abstractions as drawings or sketches to be readdressed within my studio and repurposed within the context of their eventual exhibition [...]
Below are some more of the images taken during my residency at the Harmony, once again, all of these images were taken with my 8×10 film camera.
Glimpses of Costa Rica, as seen through the lens of my 8×10 camera (please click on a thumbnail to load the slideshow)…
Here are some images from the rodeo/fiesta in the town of Nosara, a few kilometers inland from Playa Guiones where the hotel is located. This is a five-night event, and the entire local population, children and adults alike, Ticos (locals), ex-pats, and tourists, all look forward to the event with great anticipation. I decided to [...]
The Harmony Hotel’s first Artist in Residence talks with the Harmony Blog about his work past and present. Artist Michael Gaillard is grappling with too many names. For over a decade now, he has produced photographs of Nantucket landscapes as “Michael Gaillard,” while making a separate, more conceptually driven body of work under his New [...]
If your New Year’s resolutions involve healthier living, wander on over to the Health is Happiness blog where they have lots of good ideas, including (drum roll please!) a version of the Harmony Juice Bar’s fantastic Banana Nut Butter Smoothie. Turns out I’m not the only one who returns home missing the Juice Bar so [...]
Fashion designer turned farmer, Christopher Totman, returned to his family farm in Western Massachusetts and then created a farm-to-table program for The Harmony Hotel. It was 2008, and Christopher Totman was asking himself the harder questions. “Where are you the happiest?” And: “Why is it so difficult to do what makes you the happiest?” At [...]
Yesterday Lauren blogged about the great waves you’ll find in Nosara. Today, we’re telling you how to survive them no matter how big: go to the Harmony Hotel‘s first Surf Survival Camp with the Dr. Andrew Nathanson, author of last year’s best selling book, Surf Survival! You’ll learn how to handle a lot more than [...]
One of our goals for the Philosophy in Residence program was to finally launch the podcast series that we had been developing this past year. From the beginning, Dave and I loved the idea of presenting accessible and (hopefully) entertaining discussions about the central issues in science and ethics. But we had a problem: neither [...]
Why would the Harmony Hotel care about what a philosopher and a psychologist have to say about ethics? It’s a question I kept asking myself well into my visit to the beautiful and peaceful property last week with Tamler Sommers. Tamler (the philosopher) and I (the psychologist) had both been invited to stay for a [...]
Nosara has been named one of the 20 best surf towns by National Geographic!
We’re not big on tooting our own horn, but sometimes you just can’t resist. The Harmony Hotel was recognized in a CNN article today about 10 luxury eco-hotels around the world. They had such lovely things to say: ”I have yet to find another hotel that inspires green living more than this sweet spot in the [...]
Now that the New York Times has included Nosara in their top 45 “Places to go in 2012” the word is out about the sleepy little surf town we know and love. What will this mean for Nosara? Will the beloved Guiones break start to look like choreographed chaos in RincÃ³n featured in Surfer’s Journal‘s Symphony of [...]
Lemongrass is one of my favorite herbs, well grasses I should say. It grows prolifically wherever we seem to plant it (on the farm in Garza, Costa Rica). Two great culinary applications are pictured above and you can check out the growing process below.
One does not have to go far to find inspiration. The lone palm is an icon on the beach, and let’s you mark where you are from any point. As you walk to the beach along the woody path from Harmony, first you can hear the roar of the surf, then catch a glimpse of [...]
The Harmony Blog sits down with Spencer Klein, paddleboarder, surfer and founder of adventure outfitter Experience Nosara.
Art Show Saturday, 04 April, 5pm
Photos by Gunther Intelmann
I’m now back at Harmony, working on some creative water and wastewater solutions. Our goal is to bridge a greater connection with water sustainability, that’s assuring it’s integrity from source to sink. We started with a water audit, wow! The some-what low tourist months of August/ October consumed nearly 300,000 gallons of water!
Painting from Erik Speyer, one of our guests staying at the Harmony House!
Hey! Former guest DJ Spooky writes: “Hey everyone – this is the premier of my first film. It’s one of the headlining events for the Tribeca Film Festival, and I’ve been working on it for a while. If you’re in NY on May 4 or 5th, please come out and check the new version. It’s [...]
Right in front of Harmony!
Head of Security at Harmony!!!
Each year, the American Meteorological Society gives the prestigious Meisinger award to a “young, promising atmospheric scientist who has recently shown outstanding ability.” The 2007 award goes to Amy Clement, a Harmony guest in January and a good friend of Susan and John. Meisinger, in addition to pioneering early climate research, has a less-fortunate claim [...]