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  • I Love Art: Jacquard Weaving Workshop

    June 15, 2015 | 2 Comments »

    Kayte Terry- thisisloveforever.com

    Two weeks ago, I had my last day of 12 years of work for Anthropologie. I packed up my cat themed desk and rolled my yoga ball chair out of there to head into the uncharted waters (well, for me, at least) of grad school.

    That was on a Friday.

    On the following Monday, I got on the bus and headed out to Philadelphia University for a one week jacquard weaving class. I am not a weaver but I do work with textiles and the director of my MFA program thought it would be an amazing experience for me. Holy crap, was it ever. You know how it is, when one week you are mired in corporate politics and second-guessing every smart idea you’ve ever had, then the next week you get to make beautiful fabric designed by you from your own artwork and it all comes spooling out of this magical jacquard loom? I mean, pinch me.

    This road I’m on is not always going to be great and I’m not so naive as to think that grad school won’t have it’s own murky politics to navigate but right now I feel like I am right where I should be and that feeling is great.

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    I Love Art: Creative Unblock Challenge

    February 4, 2015 | 2 Comments »

    Kayte Terry-Mount Rainier 2.0
    I’m pretty much always up for a creative challenge.  So, when beloved blog The Jealous Curator launched a monthly challenge called Creative Unblock, I was totally down. The first challenge, from artist Trey Speegle, was to take a drawing or photocopy of an image and alter it in as many ways as you can imagine. Since you are using a repeated form, this is a great way to play with materials.
    I chose a vintage postcard image of Mount Rainier because the idea of altering a landscape really appeals to me. It makes me think about the way a trip to an amazing location changes you and the way you see that place. And then I let loose, as you can see from the gif above! Yahoo, can’t wait for the next challenge.
    These are a few of my favorites:
    Mount Rainier 1.0 by Kayte Terry Mount Rainier 1.1 by Kayte Terry Mount Rainier 1.2 by Kayte Terry Mount Rainier 1.3 by Kayte Terry
    Mount Rainier 1.5 by Kayte Terry

    I Love Fashion: Amongst the Bohemians

    November 12, 2014 | 2 Comments »

    There are certain artistic movements and collectives that speak to a person, and for me, that would be the Bloomsbury Group. A coterie of young British artists, painters, writers and philosophers, the Bloomsbury Group was known for their liberal social values, passion for love, the pursuit of knowledge and beauty (and polyamory, but that’s another story). Though they held avant-garde views on feminism, gay rights and pacifism, expect no monk-like asceticism for them: instead their days were filled with a heady mix of sex, drugs and philosophical discourse.
    Often the group gathered at Charleston Farmhouse, the country home of Duncan Grant and Vanessa Bell. Surrounded by rambling English gardens filled with sculpture, Charleston is something of a maximalist print enthusiast’s dream come true.
    So of course, when I saw this editorial, “Amongst The Bohemians” (model Lera Tribel shot by Tom Allen For Uk Harper’s Bazaar November 2014) shot at Charleston house, I audibly gasped. Luckily, I do that a lot so my desk-mates barely bat an eyelash.

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    I love Art: Jim Hodges

    November 11, 2014 | No Comments »

    Jim Hodges / thisisloveforever.com
    This mind-blowing piece, “Untitled (one day it all comes true)”, by American artist Jim Hodges, is made entirely of denim. Take that in: denim. Inspired by both a studio move to upstate New York, where the one-time Manhattanite was charmed by the big blue skies of country living and his sewing bond with his mom, Hodges scoured Hudson Valley thrift shops for his medium. The piece is currently in his traveling solo show: Give More than You Take. Please, please watch the video of Hodges describing this piece; it’s transcendent!
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    I Love Fashion: Vingi Wong

    November 10, 2014 | No Comments »

    Vingi Wong - thisisloveforever.com
    Inspired by classical shapes in architecture, traditional Eastern European costume and distortion of the human body, recent Central St. Martin’s grad Vingi Wong makes clothing that is at once challenging, playful and well, just plain awesome. In the animé version of my life (the one in which I eat massive quantities ice cream cake and shoot poisonous strawberries out of my eyes), this is exactly what I will be wearing.

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    52 Weeks of Collage: Week 6

    October 9, 2014 | No Comments »

    Reflect by Kayte Terry / thisisloveforever.com
    New collage! I noticed on Instagram that I’ve been taking a lot of misty green tinged photos lately so this collage continues upon the theme. Also it might be a little ode to Iceland. Reflect is made with watercolor, burned vellum and magazine pages.

    I Love Fashion: Givenchy’s Butterflies

    September 25, 2014 | 1 Comment »

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    In the wrong hands, butterflies can be a bit cloying but Givenchy’s butterfly prints from their Spring ’15 show are anything but. They immediately reminded me of McQueen’s butterfly dresses which sent me down the rabbit hole towards Damien Hirst’s scarf prints for McQueen. A match made in heaven.
    Givenchy images from Style.com
    Damien Hirst images from Alexander McQueen

    I Love Art: Eva Faye

    September 24, 2014 | No Comments »

    Eva Faye / thisisloveforever.com

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    Eva Faye / thisisloveforever.com
    Eva Faye / thisisloveforever.com
    Eva Faye / thisisloveforever.com
    These beautiful pieces by artist Eva Faye are made from precise cuts into oil painted vellum. Each delicate work is hung a couple of inches off the wall to allow for the interaction of light and shadow with the art.

    52 Weeks of Collage: Week 5

    September 19, 2014 | No Comments »

    I am woefully behind on documentation, but! I am not going to beat myself up about this. I am just going to say that I am extremely happy with this collage, Emptied.
    And that’s that.

    Emptied by Kayte Terry / thisisloveforever.com

    52 Weeks of Collage: Week 3

    August 6, 2014 | 2 Comments »

    Nested by Kayte Terry / thisisloveforever.com
    I’m putting a bird on it for Week 3 of my 52 Weeks of Collage. I don’t care if it’s cliché, I will always love the birds.