Warm light, cold air. i love staying in bed in this december weather because staying under the covers is the most satisfying thing you can possibly do! i’m actually writing this caption as i do just that. and there is something about winter light that seems completely inimitable with any other type of light during any other point in the year. all i want to do is drink coffee and stay under the covers and read a book. (to be honest, i did this last weekend because it was our first full free weekend since we returned from our sabbaticals in october... i can’t believe that.) thank you @thisiswhistles & @coldpicnic for fueling my stay in bed mentality with this toasty quilt that so happens to perfectly match my preexisting mustard pillowcases. #whistlesxcoldpicnic
A year goes by so fast and every december we find ourselves looking back on everything we have done and realize we often make little to nothing for ourselves. we work with clients year round and it’s extremely fulfilling, educating, and constantly pushes us out of our comfort zones, but we also need to make sure that we don’t lose sight of our own pleasures and our own ways to work. last month @wadejeffree and i began this “trophy” project in which we sought out ways to reuse the materials in our studio that were left over from our previous client projects. there’s always the question faced when you complete a project: what do i do with all this stuff? while we’re proud to work so physically in our work, we do often face the stress and concerns of how to repurpose and revitalize our used materials. we built these costumes and utilized all of the supplies from projects we did for clients like aiga, gucci, and google, yet still found a way to advance our so-called style and technique (even though we don’t really have one to begin with!). the result are these trophies involving a meddling of human and shape, intertwining form and figure. more to come soon. #getthatshot
Day 2 of art basel miami. i want to take a moment to say a massive thank you to @prada for bringing me down here to participate in their #pradamodemiami partnership with the national young arts foundation miami, celebrating and nurturing young artists in the city in art, music, dance and beyond. it's cause reminds me of my own school which housed talent in a similar scope (suny purchase for all of you out there wondering). thankfully the weather is a bit brisk so this space age jacket is actually appropriate for the temperature! sending my all to everyone down here the week and happy art-going!
@wadejeffree and i are hunkering down and getting ready to finish the year off. this is basically what it has been like year-round as we travel from country to country speaking, working, and sabbatical-ing. i'm pretty proud of what we accomplished, including our fine balance of how not k**l each other in the studio while keeping our relationship in tact. i'm grateful for everything and for all the projects and the friends and the journeys but i'm ready to sit at home for a few weeks and not pack a suitcase. with that, i'm actually packing for my last flight of the year today for a quick jaunt down to miami for art basel. see you there?
(still dealing with the redness and inflammation in my face and neck but it is so much better than what it has been! i hope it doesn't seem so noticeable here and just comes across as some heavy blush 😅)
You can take me out of the forest but you can’t take the forest out of me 🌲
we missed last week’s holiday celebrations so instead we trekked four hours north to my childhood home to spend the weekend eating relaxing and relishing in this five inches of powder. i love coming back home because it’s the most pure, unfiltered way to observe the seasons. forest bathing, or shinrin-yoku, if you will.
Thanks to everyone who came out yesterday in antwerp to see us talk about reusing old materials and attempting to be less wasteful with our work. it’s something we think about on a regular basis—it’s so easy to throw things out and not worry about where they will go or how they will be disposed but we tend to hang on to our old project assets with the hopes that one day we will be able to give them new life. it was liberating to share a little bit of our scrappy process with you all and share our results, too. thanks @usbynightfest for having us 😘 time to relax now and enjoy the rest of the talks!
Hilma af klint is an abstract painter whose work predates her male contemporaries such as kandinsky, mondrian, and malevich, but despite being such a strong female force of her time, she and her work have become known only recently. she rarely exhibited her work and, convinced the world was not ready to understand her work, she wrote in her will that her work was not to be made accessible to the public until 20 years after her death. klint painted for the future rather than the present, utilizing symbols, letters, and words to create doors to other dimensions and shed light on great existential issues. her works represented the birth of the world, incorporating forms derived from scientific visualizations related to the cosmic, the microscopic, and the atomic.
af klint belonged to a group called “the five,” a circle of women who shared her belief in the importance of trying to make contact with “high masters,” through séances, or meetings in which she’d attempt to make contact with the dead in order to attain direct access to a higher order of knowledge.
as part of their efforts, the women began to produce automatic drawings, a then-common method of channeling in which mediums would cede conscious control of their bodies to what they perceived as a hiding spirit as images or texts were created.
af klint imagined installing her work cycle into a multi-level temple connected by a spiraling path, which was coincidentally similar to frank lloyd wright’s own guggenheim. what a fitting place to exhibit her extensive work!
i love the monumental size of this series, “the ten largest,” enormous in ambition but also reflective of af klint’s courage and belief to stand out and speak truly to her vision. do these feel a little reminiscent of ovaries or is it just me?
thanks to @uber for this ‘instant opportunity’ getting me here to soak in some serious female empowerment. i couldn’t ask for a better way to spend my friday. #rethinktheratio#ad
I felt so lucky to have a full week of birthday celebrations, topping it off with a surprise visit to @diaartfoundation which @wadejeffree coordinated with my parents, followed by a few relaxing days spent upstate at home (that’s four hours north upstate, what i like to consider *true* upstate new york all you city folk 😂!) dia beacon is one of those places you can visit a million times and always experience something new, and this weekend was perfect to admire the gorgeous fall foliage. i am so lucky to have such beautiful places so close and grateful to have a husband who cares so much for me 💗 back to regular broadcasting now! swipe to the end to reveal a typical family portrait for the sobierajski fam.
Enter the dream state 😴
some work we did for @waso_official@shiseido for their yuzu products almost a year ago that we forgot to share! based on @wadejeffree’s dream: “last night i dreamt of a world with no straight lines.” 🍋🍋🍋 #waso#shiseido