We have been waiting for it to appear and just like a Comet it appears- finally! Get out and enjoy the weather! It may just last a moment before its' time for the sweltering heat. Enjoy the Blossoms, breathe the fresh air...where you can find it. Smell the Flowers, Wear the Flowers...the FLORALS are everywhere! The Trees have been veiled too long...it's time for color and optimism, hope and Love!
Buy something different that you would normally never wear- get out of your rut! Do something different.
Yellow is the Color of Hope
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.
Time to swap out the lighter wear for warmer and colorful accessories
Fashion and Art Collide
“Why have there been no great women artists?”, a statement written on the DiorT-shirt which debuted in the Paris Fashion Week show by the designer, Chiuri’s Collection - I am certain it will create a style sensation which will trickle down to street style… Which begs the question?
Why is there so much of Art in Fashion? Has there always been this great connect?
First of all - I don’t believe that Art is all about Men. They may have had their fair share of over representation. Gender aside, all is fair in Love, War & Art & Fashion. I do believe we are catching up, or I would like to see more of it happening! Perhaps taking it to the fashionable streets is a sign of change to come.
I started my wearable art on scarves over ten years ago-creating and honing the vision with my own silk screens from my photography and art..until i decided a few years ago to experiment on a broader level with designing and manufacturing. Let's just say I have a strong entrepreneurial drive. Sometimes my friends and fans will look at my work and say“Is that a scarf?” When told they aren’t, there is a look of dismay. My imagery needs to be created into a design and not all of it fits into scarf design..you might just say it collides with the very idea. Then a lightbulb goes off, maybe collision sparks more art; more design & more Fashion & Art.
Design begins with inspiration
Let Your Expression of Your Senses Guide You
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