I love Alexander McQueen. I love that there are always stories behind his designs. I love that he empowers women with his dangerously sharp silhouettes. Most of all, I love the unsettling yet lush, beautiful and alluring sense of death in his creations.
This piece is inspired by one of McQueen’s quotes: “It is important to look at death because it is a part of life. It is a sad thing, melancholic but romantic at the same time. It is the end of a cycle - everything has to end. The cycle of life is positive because it gives room for new things.”
Thank you Zach from Supersonic Electronic for giving me the perfect excuse to pay homage to McQueen. This piece will be part of SE3 annual show at Spoke Art Gallery, SF,CA. Opening tomorrow 6-10pm. RSVP here.
Check it out if you are in the area!
"Do your thing. Do it unapologetically. Don’t be discouraged by criticism. You probably already know what they’re going to say. Pay no mind to the fear of failure. It’s far more valuable than success. Take ownership, take chances, and have fun. And no matter what, don’t ever stop doing your thing." - Asher Roth
“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.
Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.
So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”
― Neil Gaiman
~John Burroughs, “The Snow-Walkers,” 1866
Anne Bradstreet (1612 - 1672), 'Meditations Divine and Moral,' 1655
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“Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
― Edith Sitwell
Do not spoil what you have now by desiring what you have not.