jeudi 13 février 2014

Barbie crown Jewels

Amazing pictures of my new jewels by the photographer Patty Tseng 

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@Patty Tseng 

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collar  barbie face necklace 

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barbie medaillon 

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graphic lego earrings 

Wearing the dolls face sequins dress and the three babies heads necklace in Regent Park 

Fabulous head piece, a friend posted on my facebook wall, give me more inspirations for developing barbie head pieces! 
Ideas are in the air, apparently dolls are becoming very fashionable, funny to see Alexander Mc Queen campaign with Kate Moss with a little dolls version of her! 
Images from the Alexander McQueen spring/summer 2014 campaign. Photos: Steven Klein

Mood board/inspiration:

I was invited by Steven Wright to visit his House of dream,if you are a Feng-shui fan or a minimalistic addict run away, otherwise you will be amazed by this  an amazing museum, where the proliferating  art is growing organically like a living being. 

Steven Wright asked me why I was using dolls in my work and I said it was a medium of miniaturised human representation in order to make my creations more performative. I guess for Steven, Dolls are a medium to deal with the grief of loss. He like them dirty, battered by life. He finds beauty in imperfection, the beauty of a missing eyes or a stained face. 

"Steve Wright uses the discarded objects of everyday life to create mosaics: milk bottle tops, broken dolls, dolls eyeballs, the contents of Christmas crackers, false teeth, pen lids, crockery, and the rich pickings of a car boot sale. Seemingly worthless ubiquitous objects are turned into jewels that become an integral part of the stories he tells. His interest is driven by the impromptu aesthetic qualities that they offer.
Wrights use of objects is Outsider Art. A Baroque Art for our times.
More is more. Forget about the minimalist graphics and the bare bones of conceptual art. Steve Wright has borrowed from the traditions of Folk Art and made it his own. An opera of colour and texture adorns the walls of his Art Gallery/home and garden. Each room is a richly embroidered tapestry interwoven with his stories. He has created his own Mexico in a quiet grey street in Dulwich. 
The house is bequeathed to the National Trust and open to visitors by appointment.
 Wright is a versatile artist working in a broad range of materials across a range of disciplines. He has worked in print, hand painted silks, knitted fabrics and has designed stationary and greeting cards. His work is defined by colour, texture, pattern and story telling and is informed by the Folk Art Traditions of Haiti, Mexico, India and South America that have stimulated him. Other influences cited by Wright are disability, illness and imperfection. He is drawn to the spiritual, iconographic and religious significance of the Folk Art object.

To add to the list of cool:random work I have done as a freelance costume designer, a head piece and a costume for Amnesty International. 

 A troupe of ballet dancers performed parts of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake outside the Russian Embassy to demand President Putin ends his assault on freedom of expression and gay rights in Russia.

SAW IT ON TV (France 5): 

article on "Que j'adore Paris" (even if I am more of a Londoner now!) 

 Because of the name of my blog, an article I wrote for the London Cycling Campaign about the kink between being a cyclist and an artist:

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