now that im an orchid i will be leaving you all with a selfie
Excavating Brick Lane.
Born in Harlow, Essex, England, the New York-based artist Samantha Keely Smith’s artwork represents a striving to reconcile the inner world of instinct and the tidal sweep of our emotional life, with an external world that is both beautiful and hostile in its natural grandeur. She attempts to map the place where these worlds intersect. The translucent layers of paint, contrasting soft ethereal brushwork and harder edged sweeping gestures, echo this divergence and depict a timeless place that hovers between dream and reality in a way that is simultaneously alluring and menacing. The work exhibits the struggle between and among the variety of human impulses: impulses that are as necessary as they are contradictory, and which therefore constantly undermine our psychic and social coherence even as they endow us with vitality, soul, and life.
So remember that indigo quilt I posted a week or so ago? Pat, my mom’s quilting friend, gave me all the scraps! Scarf, pillow, or bag?
Airmail dress by Hussein Chalayan (1999), Chalayan designed his Airmail dress to be folded into an envelope and sent through the mail. The dress—made from Tyvek, a nonwoven, paper-like textile—incorporates the blue and red markings of postage envelopes. His Airmail collection appropriates the actual materials of global communication to create a streamlined wardrobe for the future.