Saturday, January 2, 2010

SELVEDGE.




the most recent issue of selvedge magazine has a real nice article about one of my favorite artists, j morgan puett, and the artists' colony that she has established in rural pennsylvania. these images are from various rooms and structres found in the colony.

over 10 years ago j morgan puett was a fashion designer living in new york but decided to quit that life and build her rural artists colony -- she took all of the remaining clothing that she had designed and petrified them in beeswax. so amazing.

8 comments:

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

I have spent many hours just staring at Puett's website... amazing! Wish I could just step into her rooms (all of them) and spent days!

Suzy said...

Ooh ok I remember seeing photos of the petrified clothing and thinking 'umm, i don't get it," but now I do and, yes, that is SO COOL.

The Black Spot Books said...

Oh how I love the tiny bits of her life that are offered to the world... Walter and I are building a workshoppe in our backyard and want it to look similar... I cannotcannot wait to begin...

Nancy*McKay said...

...WAY COOL vision...way cool...

"hi, i'm ginnybranch stelling and i love love." said...

this is my dream home... literally! i'm going to go for a tour in the spring!

The Wandering Writer said...

This is almost too amazing for words, but it takes a lot for me to shut up. So...this is just pure magic. I want to move there! Thanks for sharing this with us. If you ever start an artist's colony, you can put my name on the list. haha

Have a wonderful first week of the new year!

Natalie xx
(aka The Wandering Writer)

Rackk and Ruin said...

colony life here i come!!

Little Brown Sparrow said...

I think I first saw J.Morgan's work back in 1996, or some such archaic time. Her chicken coop house was featured in Elle Decor UK, I tore out the pages and stuck them on my wall, couldn't stop staring at them. And I still have them! She's one of my heroes.