Thursday, January 27, 2011

What's been going on in the studio?

I've been working on some adorable retro inspired hair pieces for everyday use or that oh so very special occasion! I made my best friends hair piece for her wedding and fell in love with the process of making them, so now I cant stop!
My touch of inspiration has come from trying to make these as cute and feminine as possible. I have even gone as far as to add tiny birds to some! I thought that there may not be much of a market for these since wearing a bird on your head, literally, may just be a bit too much, but after my product photo shoot I have completely changed my mind. I love wearing them and I love how cute they look on. Come on... you know you want a bird on your head!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

20th Century Werewolf Aesthetic!

I would like to introduce to you David Altmejd. This is my all time favorite artist. This is the kind of art you see and think...Oh my god, someone took my dreams and made them real?! How did this not come out of my mind and hands? Anyone who has created something that has been written about with the term "20th century werewolf aesthetic" is my HERO. Almost, as much as I love his work, I empathize with his view on art. In an interview he said:

I am interested in complexity as a form. I am happy when people are fascinated by the thing itself, when they are absorbed by it and know that it contains something more. Personally, I like experiencing complex objects, but not because I necessarily wish to understand the system. I am seduced by complexity itself. From my perspective, my work is intuitive. I am not able to mention specific reasons why I associate these things. I get a feeling from certain combinations, a feeling that something is going to happen when I mix things together. I do not have to say something; the object will say it. I see my installations as organisms. I start making something but at a certain point it starts making choices by itself.

He said, in a far more eloquent way, how i've always felt about my own art and art in general. Thank god for the small occurrances of brilliance that still happen in our ever vapid society.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011