About dca723@gmail.com

Author Archive | dca723@gmail.com

Finnish Neutrals

Finnish

One of my favorite fashion blogs is Hel-Looks (http://www.hel-looks.com/) which features street photography of stylish people in Finland.  I love how loud many of the looks are, but more than anything else, I’m into the shots that feature mixed neutrals.  I think that some awesome color inventories could be lifted from these images in particular.

Finnish     Finnish

 

 

 

Comments { 0 }

Studio Update June 2013

June

In preparation for my exhibition at Washington State University Pullman, I’m finalizing some collage based works.  I think of these sort of like scrap books or photo albums that cull little ephemeral experiments for the past few years.

June     June

June     June

Comments { 0 }

TREVI Vintage Design

Trevi

I look at furniture and industrial design just as much as I do contemporary art.  One of my favorite resources is TREVI Vintage Design.  Sarah (who happens to be my sister) has an amazing eye for interesting furniture and has a gift for transforming pieces.  I also really respect her commitment to community and charitable giving.  Here are a few sculptural pieces that I love.

trevi2

Comments { 0 }

WORKSHOP San Francisco

NC Daytrip: Dogpatch in S.F.; Jan'13; Workshop Residence

Residencies are a fantastic “perk” of being an artist or designer.  I first heard about WORKSHOP Residence in Dwell Magazine and was immediately taken by this project.  Based in San Francisco, artists/designers from around the world are invited to WORKSHOP to develop products in conjunction with local makers.  The resulting objects blur the line between art, design, and consumer goods.  Spend some time on their website and you’ll see that this residency has taken some of the participating artists in unexpected directions…Dirk Van Saene built small scale ceramic pieces and Anne Hamilton employed denim.

workshop3

WORKSHOP San Francisco

Comments { 0 }

Studio Update May 2013

Studio Update May

Since the birth of my son last December, I’ve been making works that document (in a non-illustrative way) my experiences as a mom.  Here are a few snippets of some of the achromatic pieces that I’m in the process of prepping for framing.  Finished images will be posted soon under “Selected Works.”

may2

Comments { 0 }

Mina Perhonen

crop

Fashion is a rich resource for colors, patterns, and shapes.  Although my work is oftentimes achromatic, bold textiles get me really excited and Japanese brand Mina Perhonen is one of my favorites.  Love love love how they mix neutrals with high chroma color and delicate fabrics with heavy knits.  Plus, this kind of layering is very practical here in chilly Wyoming.  Their clothing is sparsely stocked in the US, so I’m left to drool over it digitally…

perhonen2

perhonen1

Comments { 0 }