A renegade jeweler and a bespoke wallpaper artist. Inspiration for clay? You bet.
LOLA BROOKS: ROCK STAR
Lola Brooks, a jewelry artist with more than her fair share of tattoos, (two sleeves full, thank you very much,) has a beautiful, irreverent, tongue-in-cheek approach toward precious materials.
I love the chunky, candy-like quality of these heart brooches - those pink faceted gems - delish. And the garnet-studded net of her bleeding heart is at once a little squirmy and a lot rockin'. I love that she takes these precious objects and turns them into something else - something with wit and soul and life.
Find out more about Lola Brooks at www.siennagallery.com/studiojewelry.php
TRACY KENDALL: WALLPAPER COUTURE
If Lola Brooks is a rock star of jewelry, then Tracy Kendall is the couturier of wallpaper. Her three dimensional work is elegant, witty and perfect. I love her use of words, of repetition, of unorthodox elements.
Why let the gorgeous words of Tennyson and Shakepeare languish in dusty books? Let the lines from A Midsummer Night's Dream breathe and inspire stitched in a fluid font on your bedroom wall! I wonder if Tracy Kendall's handwriting actually looks like this?
See more of Tracy Kendall's work at www.tracykendall.com