New York based Natalia Arbelaez is a first generation Colombian American, born and raised in Miami, Florida. She received her B.F.A. from Florida International University and her M.F.A. with a concentration in ceramics and sculpture from The Ohio State University, where she received an Enrichment Fellowship.
“My work serves as a bridge to research my history and culture while aiming to preserve. I look to the history of Latin American and the Amerindian people; I work with how these identities are lost through conquest, migration, and time, gained through family, culture, exploration, and passed down through tradition and genetic memory. I use these influences to contribute to a contemporary dialogue while simultaneously continuing the work of my ancestors. There has been so much loss and stigma of these communities that it is important to me that my work celebrates and honors them.” Natalia Arbelaez
We went and tried this on already. If you are looking for a light parka, a little hunter green thrown in there, this Sierra Designs parka at Unionmade Goods in San Francisco is a good investment piece. Go buy.
The 1952 cover art by Garth Williams of E.B. White’s Charlotte’s Web brought in a cool $155, 350 at Heritage Auctions in NYC on Friday. Glad some people take furlough Friday and spend some hard-earned $$ at auctions.
With a name like Ben Venom , you know you’ve gotta have one badass dude on your hands. “Born in Charleston, South Carolina and raised in Atlanta, Georgia,” introduces Meighan O’Toole, “Ben’s interest lay in marrying traditional handmade crafts, Heavy Metal and his heritage from growing up in the South.”