FISKARS celebrates its 50th Anniversary of the Iconic Orange Handles Scissors!. I am thrilled to be part of this incredible show on view at the Design Museo in Helsinki Finland. To celebrate the scissors anniversary, and my love and adoration of this scissor, I created and installed a folkloric blooming arch entitled "A Petal's Edge".
I have always been very inspired by Finland and Lapland's folk arts, like design details found in embroideries, painted ceramics, quilts and folklore. I reinterpreted this imagery, to create my own pattern. I created a 3D version of this pattern and explored using the side of the paper in multiple to create dimension. Secondly, when the curators told me I was exhibiting under an arch, I wanted to create a lovely, blooming, dynamic garden for viewers to walk under.
For more information, please visit http://www.designmuseum.fi/en/exhibitions/our-scissors/
My mask design was included in a slideshow on Vogue.com, featuring various artists' ideas for masks to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Truman Capote's legendary Black and White Ball.
You can see them all here.
I am thrilled to be participating in Refinery29's annual fashion week extravaganza 29ROOMS! (29Rooms.com) It's taking place this year in a huge warehouse in Bushwick Brooklyn and Refinery29 has curated a funhouse for the senses!
I have created a dynamic, oceanic installation featuring massive swirling paper waves, on behalf of the Lonely Whale Foundation (www.lonelywhale.org). My installation is just one of the many rooms that were designed, and built by other artists like Lady Gaga's Born this Way Foundation, the Art Hoe Collective, Kate Moross, Radiant Human, and many more...
From Sept 9-11, 12-8pm, 8 Ingraham St, Bushwick Brooklyn (off Morgan L stop).