This is my photographic diary.
It is still in progress.
It is not that I want the objects I photograph,
although I do find a beauty in their design.
It was my job to create visual displays for a high end
Consignment shop in Massachusetts for 5 years.
What was of interest to me is the beauty in the positioning of fabrics, colors and textures?
How the weave in a coat is interlaced with a vibrant pink patent leather thread, or
how a synthetic materials such as pvc is used to make a pocketbook.
In choosing objects, I created life-size dioramas that were housed in this unique shop.
I would bring objects from my home to add intrigue to the displays.
A jar of buttons today, sitting on a shelf,
a large ceramic container with burnt orange hues,
Viridian vines and crimson red flowers.
Making a decision to pair vintage Prada Shoes and pocketbook with a Chanel jacket,
the possibilities were endless.
The shop was visited by Iris Apfel the iconic textile and apparel guru of the late 20th century. I did not meet her but it would have been a pleasure to see her in the store.
Remembering the Worlds Oldest Person in the Objects She Left Behind an article from the New York Times. The objects that echo a life? The beauty in the simplicity of a life well lived? What are the objects that you have in your home that help define who you are? Working at a small consignment boutique I see objects that have been recycled and given a second chance.
March 5, 2017
I just read an article from the New York times today in the Art and Design section about an exhibit at the Metropolitain Museum of Art titled" Inside Sara Berman's Closet ". Sara Berman's daughter Maria Kalman saved the contents of her mother's closet, "When she died and Ms. Kalman and her sister, Kika Schoenfeld, an artist, hat maker and interior designer, were cleaning out her apartment, Ms. Kalman joked that their mother’s closet should be a museum and Ms. Schoenfeld its docent. “My sister said, ‘Are you out of your mind?’” Ms. Kalman recalled." I saved this article because it is a source in the search for my meaning in my work. They also used the word possession in the article as another word for the objects in Sara's closet.
Austin-Bronte "Women in Literature" of course that made me like the bag at second glance. Madam Hadem in Marblehead closed the first of February 2018.
I sold this bag to a Librarian that works for the Marblehead Public Library. She would come to the store with her Mom and shop. I am happy she has this purse.