With Mandela gone our spirit must continue his work for healthy prosperity, good will and justice for everyone. We will be mourning a long time for sure. Little to big experiences all matter and make us whole and filled within each of our communities. I know I am pretty proud to be a part of mine at home in Montpelier, Vt. Let’s keep sharing the love. I have some happy news to report- I received 5th place for my installation at the Florence Biennale. 450 artists, from all over the world exhibiting all over this beautiful city. Amazing! thanks to all the support of my donors and friends, I am truly blessed!
Below are several pics of the installation. I will post 2 videos of its robotic hand; an alluring feature of it asap.
For some reason I have been drawn to the power of red in garments. It exudes boldness, vibrancy and being such a passionate color it invariably arouses some physiological response in the viewer. Seeing red anywhere on the body will inspire a head spin and make me wonder of the attempted courageousness the person sporting the flare confidently has.
Clothing is often about self-enhancement. Sometimes our personalities want to blend in with the crowd and other times we want to jazz up our social circle and attract distinction. I have never seen two people wearing red together down the street. If anyone has please send in a picture to me, firstname.lastname@example.org. Below is a hollywood actress wearing a red hat combo which as the artist I added to intensify the pose. Can you guess who she is? You will earn a free scoodie if you guess right!
On stage or behind the scenes
S’AMUSE scoodies here are made out of red tencel a bio degradable fabric that is super light and easy to wear.
Man with the Red Turban-1433, Jan Van Eyck
Now in Jan Van Eyck’s painting he is wearing what the French call a chaperon which is a kind of hooded head gear that evolved in style from the middle ages onwards. One can see the versatility there is in having a hood or in my case a S’AMUSE scoodie because you can wrap it up in a turban like manner as seen above. This is one of my favourite portraits and obviously nothing that I have ever done comes close to its greatness, but I like to think we can still see the ‘new’ over and over again in works of the great masters. This red is sensually rich like a deep burgundy wine, of velvet warmth and serious power…not easy to mix on a palette let alone express as fabric. Next time you want to wear red on your head maybe you will recall Jan Van Eyck or better yet on a lighter note my red tencel scoodies!