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Candy

Posted by Hannah Blount on

  

 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!

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Happy Halloween!

Posted by Hannah Blount on

 

I 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!
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