“I let objects collapse, and through their destruction they are transformed. So, in a sense, through their destruction they are reborn. It’s a creative act beginning with failure. In this failure things become something else — and that something else is often much more beautiful and interesting than the original.” — Mark Handforth
This week’s edition of News From the Craft + Style Blogosphere has an abundance of pastel jumpsuits, colorful paintings, lonely landscapes and experimental textiles from the ’70s.
I could say I’ve never snuck a Harlequin romance novel in my years of reading, but that would be a bold-faced lie. Guilty pleasure: check! Equally inspired by flowing tresses, Alex Oldre and her boyfriend Ross recreated some notably dramatic covers, stating, “Sometimes we sit for hours staring at a sea shell. Other times he’ll hold me by the neck in front of the pyramids. But there’s nothing we like more than nearly kissing each other near some horses.” [Via Miss Moss]
Can you imagine an area so barren that you stand utterly alone? Estonian photographer Alexander Gronsky documented such a locale: the outermost regions of Russia, where there is less than one person per square mile. I question if the cold, stark landscape would seem more or less lonely with the inclusion of people. [Via The Paris Review]
Count me as a worshiper at the altar of textile artist Evelyn Roth. Innovative and ahead of her time, Evelyn knit and crochet all manner of experimental performance art pieces: a
“car cozy” constructed from discarded video tape (“great for going to the beach!”), a frightening tube for attaching yourself to a television, and various wearable costumes. Watch as Evelyn describes her artistic purpose and recycling efforts in the video. For more of the Arts ’74 series, check out this continuation of the show. [Via Rhizome and Nothing Is New]
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