In the shop!
I hope you ushered in 2012 in style. I made a little last minute janky fluorescent paper crown for myself, and was glad I did! There’s nothing like a silly accessory to make you feel more in the spirit of the holiday.
Made with: fluorescent orange paint; a plastic headband, rubber cement, construction paper; a variety of Formaline tapes.
May your 2012 be better than your 2011!
Sorry for the lack of posts recently, but I started a new job (hooray!) at the end of September and have had very little spare time or energy. I will still be posting, but the posts will be a little spread out. Please keep me in your RSS reader!
So this past weekend my lovely mother came to visit from Northern California. We visited LACMA because I wanted to show her LACMA first of all, but also wanted to see their contribution to Pacific Standard Time. My favorites were California Design, 1930-1965: Living in a Modern Way and the installation of Five Card Stud by Ed Kleinholtz which was quite moving and immersive. This is a post about the former, but the latter is darkly fantastic and definitely worth visiting.
I took a janky phone photo of the Eames living room, as recreated by LACMA to compare to the real thing. I can tell you that even though it wasn’t identical, it filled me with joy and made me want to hop into the installation and have a cup of coffee a friend (or with the Eames’s).
Not quite the same, but you should check it out here for more detail.
Perhaps you’ve already heard about Pacific Standard Time, especially if you’re a Southern California resident. If not, check out their site and start planning what events and exhibitions you want to go to!
“Pacific Standard Time is an unprecedented collaboration of cultural institutions across Southern California coming together to celebrate the birth of the L.A. art scene. Beginning October 2011, over 60 cultural institutions will make their contributions to this region-wide initiative encompassing every major L.A. art movement from 1945 to 1980.”
I’m super excited about these upcoming shows and events in and around LA. I suppose I should also mention that my jewelry line is going to be featured in the Orange County Museum of Art’s shop in conjunction with their Two Schools of Cool exhibit and State of Mind: New California Art Circa 1970, which is their contribution to Pacific Standard Time. I’m currently working on a batch of one-of-a-kind pieces for them, mainly with vintage materials.
A few new pieces in the shop!
Arm in Arm
a collection of connections
and other echolalia
by Remy Charlip
An absurd, beautiful, free-form, and frequently psychedelic children’s book I found at a thrift store the other day. Remy Charlip is a very interesting and talented jack-of-all-trades: a teacher, theater director, choreographer, costume and set designer, the head of the Children’s Literature and Theater department at Sarah Lawrence College, and founder of the New York Children’s Theater (to name a few). I took some photos of the crazy layouts in this book but none of them turned out that great, so here are some cover and detail shots.