Thursday, May 19, 2011

Millions of Peaches, Peaches for me

Piotr Uklanski Untitled (Agnes) 2002
The Art- Piotr Uklanski's Untitled work is one of my favorites.  Untitled (Agnes) is a piece that is done with crayon shavings and plexiglass. This work makes me nostalgic for those days in art school when we had a free day to do whatever we wanted and somehow everyone ended up melting things...and for me that always meant crayons! I think this ties into what makes Piotr Uklanski's work really exceptional. His ability to mix something seemingly mundane like crayons into fine art is what makes his art intresting and actually fun to look at. This work tiptoes the line between painting and sculpture as well which adds to the complexity of the work. The crayon shavings also add a sense of whimsicality to the work, the tiny bursts of color just make this piece burst with energy and vibrance. This picture does not do the actual piece justice and it (obviously) needs to be seen in person and hopefully this post will inspire you to do so. Uklanski whose interests lie in film, pop culture, and history has a diverse portfolio of work yet they all seem to mesh well. Uklanski's ability to combine high and low and take ordinary and make it unusual and avant garde is what makes his work interesting.

The Duds- Peach, peach peach! I'm in love with colored jeans...however, the highlighter colored jean trend that came and went a while ago didn't really work for me but I am in love with these pretty pastel jeans. I think this outfit like the art above tiptoes a line, with the switch of a few items the outfit can go from casual to dressy very easily. The color palette while very muted stays bold with the fun Missoni pattern. The simple nude shoe is a tad more interesting with the gold flecks which mimics the red flecks and pops of color and sheen in the piece. Add a cute clutch or go hands free with Gisele waves for a chic and polished bohemian look. Whimsical and free just like the beautiful piece above that inspired the outfit!

Golden 1/2 Sleeve Lurex Cardigan
Missoni Golden 1/2 Sleeve cardigan

Cheap Monday Coloured Skinny Jeans
Marissa Flat Sandal
Mark +James by Badgley Mischka
Marissa Flat Sandal

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