first post, and here's where I explain myself... this blog is going to be a reservoir of things, art, fashion, photography, craft, people, places, nature that excites me visually... something that sings when i look at it... eye sing? get it?
first up, sydney artist, del kathryn barton.
i was captivated when i first saw her work and awaited her 2006 exhibition, at the kaliman gallery, with baited breath and of course by the time the first glasses of white wine were poured at the opening it was an almost sell out. seems like lots of people with cash couldn't get enough of her large-scale, intricate and absolutely stunning paintings of young women and small animals. when i fantasise about what i'd buy if i had a bottomless pot of gold to blow on art, barton is at the top of the list.
barton also collaborated with sydney fashion label, romance was born in their regional australia collection.
when the clothing hit the stores i bustled down to the ksubi store in bondi to pick up my very own piece of wearable art but with my pear-shaped physique it's best if i don't do white (!?!) leggings, and the silk singlet tops were $300, they washed me out and, being covered with barton's freaky girl eyes, they were kind of scary... still, i'm sure anyone who did buy a piece gets compliments/stares every time they wear it.