Sunday, August 2, 2015

comme des enfants

lots of new summer 2015 mobiles have just arrived at comme des enfants in montreal, canada!
( for those who don't live in montreal, they can also be purchased online here:)

Saturday, August 1, 2015

noah purifoy

the summer of 1965 
the summer is moving along quickly! the month of july is already at end and school is just around the corner.
i took my 3 little ones to the lacma to see "watts going on". there's a very important show and i want them to know noah purifoy. unfortunately, i didn't learn about this great man/artist in art school. he's not in the textbooks or teachings and very well should be! noah had been making art in l.a. since the 1950's after moving to los angeles from alabama and studying at chouinard (robert irwin and ed ruscha also studied there)
no contest
in the late 80's purifoy moved to joshua tree to live on 10 acres of land he purchased. he continued making installation masterpieces. he went unknown for years.. neither the la county museum of art or museum of contemporary art had any of his work in their collections. the installation above was taken from his property for the exhibit. in 2004 (age 86), noah died in a fire caused by his own dropped cigarette.
sadly, but most important to note: this is the artist's first major museum retrospective and first solo show since his death. he mixes poverty and racism with rebellion in a mid-century-cool. he was the founding director of the watts art center and is responsible for bringing art to the l.a. prison system. now, 50 years after the watts rebellion and 50 years after lacma opened on wilshire without  ever showing a stitch of noah's art, it's about time! and well overdue to legitimize this amazing black artist who was ignored for years by major l.a. museums.
"junk dada" starts off with noah's early artworks of gorgeous wood sculptures
and moves along 3 decades of  raw and beautifully refined art work before he moved to the desert. the works that were pulled from the desert feel a bit out of place in the museum setting and may be better visited on his joshua tree property.. noah purifoy's "free outdoor museum."
junk dada runs through september 27 at lacma

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

kids' stuff

https://www.onekingslane.com/sales/55933
new summer mobiles! (on sale now through july 4th) at one kings lane!
ride the lightning

Friday, June 12, 2015

co-LAb gallery

my mobiles and new tea towels are now available to purchase local in highland park at co-lab gallery, 5319 york blvd, los angeles! if you look closely you can see a few of my minis hanging off the jackalope hook
 all new! hands tea towel with denim loop
 if you need some fresh pop color for your walls this summer season, come and support your local artists. Tomorrow evening, Saturday 7-10pm is Art Walk in Highland Park
Le Fashion Truck will be set up in front of co-LAb and the hunt vintage
 there's plenty to explore in highland park so get out this week-end and go wander!

Monday, May 11, 2015

beach babe

 
a new baby boy was just born over mother's day week-end to a california local surfer couple from carpinteria beach!
sammy is the new addition to a very large family of 3 dogs, 2 chickens and 25+ pigeons!
 
snoball is their white lab (on rollerskates with a daisy by her ear)
here's the 2 funky chickens
 
   pam the french bulldog is a skater (w neon yellow board) and english bulldog surfs (above)
 these pigeons are celebrities...in disguise!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

yen

my art interview in yen magazine has arrived this morning! soooooo good that the first copy was stolen in the mail and i had to wait another 3 weeks for shipping from australia.
http://www.yenmag.net/

yen magazine is beautiful quality and right on! well worth the wait :)

Thursday, April 30, 2015

humboldt


there's a beautiful park in chicago named after the explorer, alexander von humboldt
 this mobile was custom- made for a new baby whose nursery is based on humboldt's world explorations

 handsome german baron:  freidrich heinrich alexander von humboldt
world globe, alexander, monkey + bananas, parrot in palm and pack donkey
this new-to-the-world little guy will even have a humboldt steiff teddy bear! i'll bet his nursery is amazing. his momma works at the art institute of chicago (my grandmother, caroline was a painter who taught there in 1924 and her uncle (my great uncle?) fletcher ransom studied there in 1890). fingers crossed i'll visit chicago in the fall and roam historical humboldt park and art institute chicago museum.