GALLERY: Light Grey Art Lab, Minneapolis, USA.
EXHIBITION: ‘Bower Birds’
It is a postcard exhibition celebrating the art of collecting, curating, and personal artifacts.
Postcards and prints are available here: shop.lightgreyartlab.com
I've always been attracted to (natural occurring) textures, lines and detailed forms. Collecting is second nature to me, and choosing one for this artwork wasn't easy. I collect porcelain, carnivorous plants, tights, pop-up books, but my oldest collection is my jewelry. It started with a small bracelet with 4 lady bug charms on it that my dad gave me for my 3rd birthday. I treasured it in a tiny enamel box in the shape of a turtle, that soon became too small for my collection.
I collect it all, from a €2 ring with rabbit ears to a golden one with a big spinel stone, and love to take things home from my travels. I found a silver sea urchin pendant in the Galapagos Islands, a small jade ring in Thailand and a scarab bracelet in Egypt. Vintagey stuff, with natural stones and nature inspired or asymmetrical shapes are my favorites.