Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Pina by Wim Wenders

I absolutely LOVED the Pina movie by Wim Wenders; I was in total awe of Pina Baush's and her dancers' talent, their love and admiration for her, the impact she obviously had on all of them, the beauty and power of every scene which surely was  emphasized by Wim Wenders' own genius, the dresses, the humor, EVERYTHING...  Here are a couple of extracts but really, everything in the movie is so beautiful and moving, you must try to see it:

I couldn't think of a better tribute to her work. Loved, loved, loved..

Monday, February 6, 2012

Max Colby: Embroidery on Prints

I just discovered the work of Max Colby (soon to be graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston) and it got me re-inspired to do embroidery. He first prints cell-like shapes that he then transforms with hand embroidery:

I like how they take a life of their own and almost become whimsical creatures:

He says: "The inspiration for the figurative aspect of the work is mostly from cellular forms, where the ability to distinguish between the form as pre-life (or birth) and after death is obscured.  I find inspiration for the embroidery from old victorian patterns in embroidery and wallpaper, interior design from the traditional to cutting edge contemporary as well as a full range of periods of garment construction (ornate victorian to current couture and "concept" lines).  Most of all, I find inspiration in the people I see around me towards creating hybrid forms from many time periods, cultures, genders and races creating something new that stresses breaking down stereotypes, binary terms and social paradoxes."

You can read more about it or see more of his work on his website here.  Definitely someone to watch, no?

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