Sunday, October 31, 2010

Wild Horses Revisted

One of my favorite photographers recently emailed the following note, and I am super happy to say that he was just back on Sable Island visiting it's stunning four legged inhabitants.  Roberto and crew write below:

"Dear Friends and Supporters of Dutesco Art,

We just wanted to take a moment to welcome you back from summer and all of your various holidays.  We hope you have been well and have enjoyed time with your family and friends.

We have had a lot of developments here at the gallery. The most exciting news of all is that Roberto is currently on Sable Island!  He is spending two weeks there taking photographs and filming video footage for the gallery and the Mobile Project.  We look forward to sharing these new images with you upon Roberto’s return next week.

Also, we have completely re-hung the entire show.  We are attaching a couple pictures to this note so you can take a look.  Of course if you are able, please stop by the gallery and see it in person.  We think it has never looked better.

In the mean time, welcome back to the city.  We hope you have a fantastic fall and hope to see you here in the gallery soon!

Kindest Regards,

Roberto, Giuli, Emy, Emilie, and Michael"

I can't wait to see what he came back with!!!

Plastic is Forever @ Barney's NY

I posted a while back about my friend Barbara de Vries, who started creating amazing jewelry out of beach plastic.  Quite a bit has happened since then and I want to share some of her progress with you.  Barbara started experimenting with the plastic as an embellishment on clothing and scarves, and last year won a green design contest at Barneys for one of her beautiful tanks.  The pieces are fantastic and have led to a collaboration with Loomstate (Rogan's Eco-Chic colleciton) to create a colorful collection of super fun and beach sexy tees to be sold at Barney's next Spring.  I love them, and can't wait to get one...but which color???  I really love the blue, it's like the water just off her beach.  For more photos and info on her process of creating 900 (!!!) hand made pieces, check out her blog