Sunday, March 13, 2011


My heart goes out to the people in Japan right now, and I hope that the next few days unveil better news.
Another devastating reminder not to sweat the small stuff,  but appreciate & respect what we have, really..

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Thursday, March 10, 2011

Sonia Delaunay (Russia 1885, France 1979) at the Cooper Hewitt

One more good reason to visit NYC this spring; the Cooper Hewitt is opening "Color Moves: Art and Fashion by Saunia Delaunay". According to their website, "this exhibition will focus on fashion designs from her own Atelier Simultané in Paris during the 1920s, as well as textiles designed for the Metz & Co. department store in Amsterdam in the 1930s. On view will be examples of designs, textiles, garments and photographs from the Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris, the Musée de l'Impression sur Etoffes in Mulhouse, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France and private collections around Europe and the United States." 

There's no other image on their website yet but here's a few I could find online that are fashion or textile related:

I like her bold style and the way she uses gouache.

And I think I'd be dazzling in one of those...

At the Cooper Hewitt from March 18 through June 5, 2011.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Ipad Drawings

Ok, this is NOT the day when I should be talking about the iPad since they JUST released a new version  today while mine is just a month old... BUT I received the last NewYorker yesterday and it had - again, an iPad painting by David Hockney:

As I sat down to read the magazine, I decided to first do my own version, with my snow boots (yes, we do still wear those around here, in a brisk 19 degrees weather):

Voila! Could clearly work more on the textures but not bad for a first, no? It took 5 minutes with the Sketchbook Pro App.  I am thinking of using it to losen up a bit because it's somehow much easier than on paper; you feel less committed to the marks, can add layers up and down, etc. To be continued..

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

El Anatsui (b. 1944 in Ghana)

For some reason I had the urge to look at his always amazing work today, so there it is:

Sacred Moon, 2007 Aluminum and copper wire 103 x 141 inches

Untitled, 2007 Aluminum and copper wire 144 x 192 inches
Afor, 2010 aluminum liquor bottle caps and copper wire 111 x 117 inches hanging straight
Three Continents, 2009 Found aluminum and copper wire 8 x 16 Feet
el anatsui
All photos courtesy of Jack Sheinman Gallery

The pictures really don't do the works justice but check out this small video by Susan Vogel on Vimeo to get a better idea of texture and the size of the works... Amazing!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Paper Dress at Anthropologie

Love that dress made out of paper towels dipped in ink/pigment/dye.. It should have made the Oscars.  In the Anthropologie store on Boylston street in Boston. 

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