i am so ready for summer. i love everything summer stands for and everything it feels like. lately i've been inspired by david hockney's work, particularly his quirky details in the roosevelt pool in LA. what's inspiring you right now?
becoming friends with jihan zencirli has been one of the best things that has ever happened to me. she has shown me what it means to be an artist and constantly inspires me. jihan, the original inventor of the frill balloon, has begun doing these giant balloon sculptures (NOT BALLOON ARCHES) that capture your attention and leave you feeling some kind of something. i joined her last thursday at soul cycle in downtown austin to officially become a balloon trooper & help her with an install. i love seeing it pop up all over my instagram feed and know that i got to play a role in making austin a little bit more beautiful.
when i was in new york, i had a quick conversation with one of the other interns about artists we enjoy. i said that i liked matisse because i'm inspired by flat, geometric, and colorful works of art. he said he was the complete opposite. those things did not inspire him.
so i'm led to wonder, how would he feel about la muralla roja? ricardo bofill is a spanish architect whose work triggers everything i love. the colors are so vibrant and these photos frame the architecture so beautifully. i love how it appears flat, but also so three dimensional. it's almost as though you could walk into the photo and get lost among the stairs. these images are all courtesy of ricardo bofill and you can find out a little more about la muralla roja over here. i'm just itching to go to spain to see this in real life.