(Swarovsky’s Crustal Dome)
I am a sucker for the shiny and I am a new fan of the smoky flash of inspiration that signals the passing of an explosive event. Today’s art inspiration is crystal and smoke, two opposites that work brilliantly together. In terms of your home and life, think of ways to blend the heavy and light, the solid and the see-through, the permanent and the fleeting. the marriage of opposites creates great beauty!
Tokujin Yoshioka’s crystal chair makes my spine tingle! It is almost as if aliens dropped this in an art gallery.
The artistic duo Pip & Pop– (aka Tanya Schultz & Nicole Andrijevic)- create true candy lands! Crystals of sugar, grains of sand other sweets and some clay, pipe cleaners, beads and wire create childlike fantasy lands on a grand scale that glow!
Melissa Dubbin & Aaron S. Davidson are masters of the art of smoke in frozen motion. Their Smokescreens project can hypnotize me for hours. The way that smoke sort of hangs in the air like an emotion is breathtaking.
Amy Brenner’s crystal “totem poles”(my words, not hers) are stellar. After looking at her work I am setting up an appointment with a friend to mine the big crystal warehouse on the outskirts of Los Angeles!
Alexander Kent nails the smoke concept in a more mannered way, the everyday smoke we shoot from cans, the mini explosions of joy and even chaos… but it all winds up being so beautiful!
Art can help you see the work in a new way, and perhaps, in some way, it solves problems like nothing else can. After all, our art mind is totally tapped in to the universe and all its power…and the more we use that mind, the larger and more exciting life becomes! xoxo Dana