Surrealism and Pop Culture High Brow/Low Brow

Where does it emanate from and what does it all mean? As an Artist and designer I create to inspire and just to see what I can do. I created a book called Cosmic Beauty using Film Images and Studio photographs and then degrading imagery that were high quality photographs by transferring to my iphone and painting on apps, that I found to be exciting, sometimes I would work for hours just redoing the imagery and then I would further deconstruct by collaging and reworking in photoshop. The layers would add new meaning t my work. I called my art POP Surrealism. The Colors and Textures and 3 D Process Popped and added an ethereal and at the same time surreal quality to my work.

There was an art movement created called low brow art or pop surrealism; I have a hard time putting names to art. I think it fits perfectly in it’s own way.

The term “Pop Surrealism” was coined by The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum for its 1998 exhibit of the same name. An exhibit of some of my favorite 

artists. Gregory Crewdson, Cindy Sherman, Mariko Mori, etc. I am not implying to be in company of this art, but to be inspired by the movement. For lack of what to call my work I thought I coined the phrase.  I am influenced by the Surreal quality of imagination that allows freedom of the mind. The colors in my work adding a dimension and 3D push. Water elements are always present in my art.

The New York Times said the exhibit was like water and oil. I like that. From the depth and the shallows. The subconscious and the pop culture can co-exist.

Cosmic Beauty

Cosmic Beauty

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HOLIDAY WINDOW SHOPPING, "GET'S YOU HOPPING! "

Holiday Windows

Inside There are treasures and gifts for the taking- Outside is where the Magic begins.

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Jeff Koons

and Louis Vuitton

It’s Not How Much We Give But How Much Love We Put Into Giving. Mother Theresa
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Best Friend  Sister Shopping at Bergdorf

In Case you haven't been able to make it to these windows there is always the chance to shop online at Fashionrabbitnyc

I still have so many more windows to go...Barneys, Bloomingdales, OH WELL

Wishing you and your family the Best Holiday Season and NEW YEAR! LOVE, FASHIONRABBITNYC

The Power Of The Female Gaze

The Power of the Female Gaze

Hypnotic and bewildering, a sideward glance that is both furtively powerful and discreet. How can that be? I recently watched the documentary on Princess Diana -       “Diana: In Her Own Words”,  on The National Geographic Channel - and was reminded of the power of  “The Gaze"  

Diana was grand and beautiful, but she held a shy sideward gaze that captivated a Prince, A World of Humanity, and The Heart of People. She had you from the start.  From the first  shy glance. It held mystery, and allure, and promise of a hidden compassion that dwelled beneath.  As a photographer, I am always interested in the gaze of my subjects. It reflects a moment of realness. A moment where my subject is at home. One where we meet and separate at the same time. It is the women that I photograph that have an unusual reaction-or look as we say.  I have cast and photographed thousand of models for worldwide commercials and print campaigns and they are so use to being sexy in front of the camera when a man is photographing them. When I photograph them, I find that they are more natural and carefree laughing and flirting with the camera itself or imagining who will one day be viewing this image.  I take a beat, until I get the reaction I need. The shift of power from photographer to subject changes rapidly. It’s a constant flux. The sexy vibe is there…different. Very different then say, a pose of a model from  a shoot with Helmut Newton, Nan Golden, Cindy Sherman, Mario Testino, Bruce Weber,  Ellen Von Unworth, Lillian Bassman, Louise Dahl-Wolf (Of course these are exceptional  photographers with exceptionally noticeable styles).  However it made me think of the intent and the editing of my captures. More importantly it makes me think of The power of the female Gaze.

 Our society is so obsessed with photography- no secret..just take a look around. Sexy images abound..however not all are truly sexy in the real sense. Some just fake it. I’ve come to realize that just as I am looking for truth in Art and Beauty..The Beauty of The Female Gaze and power is just that..you can’t fake it. A photo may only capture a portion of truth..but the fragment of true is in the moment. 

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That Gaze that started it all

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Cosmic Beauty

check out some of the alluring scarves and pocketsquares

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Flowers Everywhere

Let Your Expression of Your Senses Guide You

Wild Colors

Some color comes from imagination where nature and the surreal collide into a swirl of fantasy. Where shapes and designs take on a new and fresh dimension. I find inspiration from the color, and shapes in all natural forms of life. It is this constant flux that keeps me in awe, and it is the well that I always go to! A truer source is hard to describe. 

Awaken Your Senses To The Abundance of Beauty

"There are always Flowers to those who want to see them." - Henri Matisse

Solar Flower 

The 22" Inch Mini there are so many more designs hit the link to explore the other five designs. Solar Flower coming soon in the 55" Square. Purchase the mini in store

  Wearing the Solar Flower 55" Inch Silk   Square as a dress. So easy to tie on ! Don't be afraid to knot and twist the silk.

solar flower available  in the 55" Square