Friday, November 22, 2013

Dec 7 - put it on your calendar

Hello internet friends,

If you are in the Los Angeles area, I strongly suggest you come out to Bergamot Station on Saturday, Dec 7.

I'm teaming up with a great organization called ReDiscover. We'll be hosting an art workshop for the kids (of any ages, that means grandma too) from 4 - 6pm. It will be the first time they've had live art in the gallery!

I'll be showing a lot of art that has never been exhibited in LA before. There are 100 tiles that tell a story in narrative form. I will also be showing my collection of headdresses that  have been donned at TEDtv conference in Scotland, on the front page of itunes, and on stage all over the US, in the UK, Russia, and Paris. On the wall will be photographs and sketches that show the process of building the headdresses.

Musical guest is Elizaveta, also known for her fantastic headdresses (hehe). You can read more about her rockstar music at the bottom or at her webpage.


Additional information:

reDiscover promotes resource conservation, creativity, and community engagement through material reuse.
reDiscover recycles everyday discards donated by business and gives them new purpose as hands-on learning materials.
reDiscover is a community art center, reuse warehouse, gallery and event space.
12958 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90066
(310) 393-3636

 i102fly, alias of artist Missy Washington, represents exploration to all corners of the earth, documentation, and stories. Washington works creatively in a number of disciplines - drawing, illustration, photography, map-making, sculpture and costume design. She carries a sketchbook wherever she goes and has a strong interest in the seen as well as the unseen.

Washington works with reDiscover as an instructor for their summer programming. She loves working with children, joining them in the endless world of the imagination while helping to instill environmental and social values that will make the world a better place in the future.

Exhibited at EarthWe will be a series of 100 hand cast and painted ceramic tiles, and in the vein of found object art, a collection of headpieces and wearable architecture made largely from used materials. Many of the pieces have been featured in photo shoots and live performances by Elizaveta.

Elizaveta is a critically acclaimed singer, pianist, and composer. Trained in opera and composition, her work melds pop and electronica with classical prowess. Her debut album Beatrix Runs is out on Universal Republic Records (US). Her follow up album, Hero is set to release in spring of 2014.

EarthWE is on track to become the prime event destination where non-profit organizations and those motivated to champion change intersect.

It’s a community where people wanting to create a better world can unite, share and make a difference in the lives of people who need help most by supporting any of the EarthWE100 organizations and social causes showcased weekly at our Bergamot Stattion gallery.
Bergamot Station
2525 Michigan Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90404

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Russian headdress

Photography: i102fly
Flower Architecture: i102fly
Model: Olga Sannikova

This piece was created for a performance in Russia. modeled by my friend who coincidentally is Russian. Isn't she wearing the heck out of this thing! Olga is one of the coolest people I know. Not only is she the most down to earth person you'll ever meet with a heart of gold, but she's into all sorts of crazy  things, like flying planes, riding motorcycles, mastering concertos on the piano, and globe-trotting.  After Kilimanjaro, definitely one of my favorite travel mates. Next stop Russian... maybe not. Come on someone go there with me.

It's a little intimidating for a non-Russian speaker, but as far as travel goes, it's at the top of my list. Reasoning is kind of weird, my grandfather collected mail-order paperbacks in the sixties. Some were stored in my room as a kid, I stared at the book spines for about two decades until finally deciding to see what Anna Karenina was really about. To this day, it is still the greatest book I've ever read. As a devotee of Tolstoy, it is my duty to see the motherland.