In January, I traveled to New York City to see a much anticipated art exhibit. Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs at MoMA was breathtaking, energetic, joyful, and more than I hoped it would be. The condensation of complex figures into the simplest, purest line and color was incredibly inspiring. I returned to the studio with color on my mind. Not long after, I stumbled upon a quote from fashion designer, Eileen Fisher: "I like simplicity; it makes the woman important." Combine that with the introduction of a new approach to metal cutting by my talented friend and LaDeDa Jewelry designer, Angie Sebolt, and I was on my way!!!
Shaping my own cut-outs, reacquainting myself with bold color, and keeping true to simple clean designs, has been liberating and envigorating. So, taking a page from many books, I am putting my own stamp on the cut-out concept and spring is shaping up to be a very exciting season!
Here's a preview of some of the new pieces....
Pair this with a linen Eileen Fisher shirtdress, a clean and casual hemp dress in Turkish Red from Patagonia, or go for bold botanicals with a fresh looking dress from Boden, either way my new designs will pair nicely! I promise that it is spring, and after the winter we have had it just begs for a bold and celebratory approach to the longer warmer days ahead.
SAVE THE DATE....The spring Artful Affair is April 25th and you will be able to find my designs and those of nearly a dozen other artists. A great way to kick-off the season!
Best to all,