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After hearing several people describe my work as "playful," I curiously
began thinking of how my work could be... playful. While I personally
think my work is more somber than that, I decided playful could be an
exciting new development for me.
This in mind, I began to work on a new line called Candy. It will be, literally, imitations of candy, with bright colors and happy-go-lucky nostalgia of quarters for gumballs, the thrill of that new strip of dot candy, the seduction of rock crystals on a stick. Lollipops and gumball machines, silver gummi bears, and twisty cellophane-wrapped hard candy.
To bring more color, I have introduced some enamel work. This image is of enameled gumballs, which will be set in a series of rings. I have chosen colors that are visually and classically exciting, and I hope this new line can bring us all back to those brighter days!
have been enjoying the madhouse that is Halloween. It brings out the
edgy and the bizarre... spiky things with studs and gore become weirdly
sexy and intriguing.
For instance, I have been enthralled by this Tim Burton shoot in Harper's Bazaar, and have been contemplating framing them and putting them up around the apartment... unfortunately, I am worried that I may freak myself out some sad, lonely night.
There is such a vibrant contrast between the brilliant blood-red in the photos and the reality that is home to most of us. Halloween is a chance for even the most boring to become something exciting, to be thrilled out of comfort zones, to explore possibilities! We are taken out of this place and put into a sublime world that doesn't exist anywhere but in our own eyes. (Now, I say this while I am listening to Greensleeves... what can I say? It still doesn't compete with Christmas.)
For a costume, I chose to be a star- someone that everyone is always looking for: Waldo. Hardly intriguing or sexy, but certainly fun and entertaining. Plus, it gives me a reason to wear super chic eye-wear- definitely something I have always wanted to rock, but felt I was tempting fate all too much by donning the unnecessary lenses.
I wear them now.
So, enjoy this excuse to discover something exciting, and Happy Halloween!