In July, Dan-ah Kim put up many new works of art for sale. Dan-ah is from good old Brooklyn and is selling both originals and reproductions.
Usually, I love and prefer originals. This time I decided to purchase one of the new prints. It’s signed and dated, on museum-quality German etching paper, with rose-and-flesh-colored inks.
I often purchase two pieces at a time by any artist I collect. I really enjoy seeing things in pairs in my home.
So far, I’ve collected one piece, entitled “Mischief Maker.”
A masked figure in a backless dress swings from a chandelier, covered in vines, crystals, candles, and blooms.
I see her as a flapper from the 1920s, and I’m intrigued by what she dangles over.
What happens next?
- A clean get-away from a diamond heist
- A death-defying, smashing crashing spectacle
- Flowers aflame
- A landing that puts a prima ballerina to shame
- Falling into the strong arms of a mystery gent
- Catapulting onto a mezzanine and tap dancing down the stairs?
The second piece of art I'm thinking of adding is entitled,
“The Stars Are Against Me Tonight.”
This image is haunting. The midnight blue of the sky, the whirlpool of stars, the arrows swimming towards the girl, the feathery burst.
We’ve all felt that way at one point...and it's such a gorgeous, quiet way to express the feeling of being in the dark, chased, conspired against, cornered, cursed, pierced, or whatever it is she feels. It looks as if the arrows will rain down on her.
With any luck, all the arrows aim to do is turn her into a beautiful star.
Currently listening to:
Turn Into A Star
by Coal Beautiere