Happy Wednesday! I hope your week is off to a smashing start :D Mine has been pretty good- AND the weather has been pretty f a n t a s t i c here in GA. I can feel spring in the air, which means summer is just around the corner. Summer is already the best time of year, but I don’t think anyone can enjoy their summers as much as a teacher knows how to! ;-P
Since we’ve had such nice weather, and day light sticks around longer- we were able to get really great photos for this weeks #OnWednesdaysWeWearArt post. A few weeks back- I posted which artist I would be featuring for the next few weeks, but this week I accidentally did the artist for next week. So I will be doing a little switcher-roo! This week Morris Louis was my inspiration.
Louis is a color loving, American artist who also loved playing with lines. He was also apart of the color field movement, like artist Mark Rothko who was our inspiration a few months back. Color Field painting is when an artist uses large fields of flat, solid color painted across or stained into the canvas- creating areas of flat color on a picture plane. There is a tunnel in Atlanta on the Belt Line that reminds me soo much of his paintings. BUT naturally, the day that I’m ready to shoot this- I couldn’t remember where it was on the Belt Line and we couldn’t find it. [The Belt Line is a newer project in Atlanta and essentially is a public trail that loops all the way around the city. For walking, running, biking, hiking etc. There is a lot of public art, parks and shops all along its route- as eventually it will add to our public transportation in the city. Read more about here.]
So this weekend I did a little spring cleaning and cleaned out 7 bags worth of stuff to donate. I came across this dress that I got 3 years ago from Target. I had it in a pile of clothes to go get altered or giveaway. I thought I’d try it on again- as I only wore it once, and realized that the 4 was too big after wearing it. Way back when, I tried to return it- but since it was a special/limited line, all the 2s were sold out- so I kept it. BUT upon trying it on again this weekend- it is a perfect fit! YAY! I am soo bad about getting things altered though. I still have 3 other dresses that were in that same pile to get altered- and there is no telling how long they will be there. I’m trying to get better about these things- but someone please tell me I’m not the only one.
I chose this dress because 1.] it fits now- so I was determined to make it work and 2.] Morris Louis was popular for color field painting in the 1950's which is also when art deco was popular- and this dress is very art deco...so in my book, pairing it with these boots, that make my legs look super long [color +long lines]- its a perfect fit!
I actually wore this dress on Sunday to the I Heart Atlanta pop-up shop at the W Buckhead. Since the W is such a swanky hotel, I wanted something a little fancy to wear. The bright colors of this dress, paired with the long black boots reminded me of Morris Louis and how he likes to combine his love for long lines + color. And isn't this wall we are shooting against the best? Its in downtown Atlanta, not far from my loft. I hope that one day someone lets me paint the side of a building like this! Now, that’d be a dream come true!
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