“Endless garlands of flowers curled around the borders of my note pads when I was a school girl. And thousands of roses were cut out from my mother’s gardening books. At the Academy of Arts, flowers as large as life were painted on my canvasses. There were always flowers. They flourished in the self-portraits of the eighties and grew bigger in the flower wallpapers made in the nineties.” Margriet Smulders is a Dutch photographer of floral still lifes. She attended the Radboud University Nijmegen from 1974 to 1983 and the Academy of Arts in Arnhem from 1979 to 1985. Many thanks to arpeggia for introducing us Margriet Smulders on the first Monday of 2013 :)
Photo taken at my #AlienCampsite #yarnbomb installation on the #DavyBrown #Trail in #LosPadresNationalForest above #LosOlivos #California back in February by Susan Bell Photography (@sbaquaholic) before Mother Nature ripped through the canyon with high winds later that night. 7 months of preparation for 36 hours on exhibit. Such is life.
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The series entitled Blossom is a collaboration between two artists Isabelle & Alexis: Isabelle Chapuis combines art and fashion (cf. previous posts), Alexis Pichot is a light painter artist. Blossom evokes a journey of fantasy; for it they set off colored smoke bombs in emotionally-charged backdrops found throughout their travels:
“The project originates from our participation in the Speak Focus photographic competition themed, Paris, I love you. We chose to depict love by using a red smoke bomb in the streets of Paris, and were awarded second prize. From that day on, we continue to perform as we move onwards. We read in the smoke, as we guess in the clouds, forms of the imagination; ghostly presence that has been or will be: everyone is free to see what they like.”