SIMPLICITY IN DESIGN


IN SIMPLICITY WE FIND THE BEAUTY, BECAUSE THE EYE CAN REST! WHEN THE EYE IS ABLE TO REST, THE SOUL CAN REST!

KRIS SCHIRMER
2009/10/14





1/14/13

"GOOD BYE CALIFORNIA - PART 3"


GOOD FRIENDS + ONE GREAT ARTIST ... THE HOLLY STEWART ... I HAD THE PLEASURE TO MEET IN PERSON!
 ... after several days on the road i had a wonderful reason to look forward to arriving in KANSAS CITY, to finally meet my colour-loving artist & soul sister THE HOLLY STEWART, who is an amazing textile designer and print wizardess who i had discovered about 2 years before and always wanted to meet in person.
and here we are ... 

WE clicked immediately and had a very interesting meeting and discussion about our art work. i met her in her studio, close to the university and had the pleasure to see some of her latest work, which i share with you here.  
 

these 3-dimensional landscapes and nearly futuristic architectural models become alive by wind and light, which moves the tiny pieces and makes them reflect the light or illuminates other pieces - captivating and bewitching!   one has to see them in person! just amazing! 



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THIS is her latest work - a huge wall piece - 8 feet x 10 feet 
custom designed for a obviously wonderful patron who is a colour lover herself and admirer of holly's art work, which is not really surprising to me!

THERE IS A KIND OF DANGER AROUND HER ART WORK ;) TO BECOME ADDICTED!

this photograph give you a better idea about the size! 

 

speaking as an architect and designer myself, the wide range of adaptability in space, material and design of her work is a very appealing to me.
i can imagine countless possibilities to install similar pieces of holly's art work.

i see a huge piece of art work - similar to this - hanging free in the middle of a stairway or high foyer - hanged from a horizontally installed metal tubing housing LEDs [producing no heat!], which is cut open toward the down hanging stripes of hand-printed and hand-painted stripes of silk, and this way illuminating the art work from above.  one also could combine the piece with wind and music. is that an idea?

another alternative would be 3 very long pieces hanging separately in different heights and would be interchangeable or hanged as single pieces in different places of a house if one moves, and would not be able to have them hang together. 

i always loved changeability, not only in architecture. what was a big theme during my educational time and has influenced my whole thinking when it comes to design and art work. that is how i work myself in my interactive jewellery design.  

IN MY VISION HOLLY STEWART'S GRANDIOSE ART WORK WILL ENCHANT SPACES FROM THEATER FOYERS AND OFFICE BUILDINGS IN LONDON, PARIS NEW YORK, AND MILAN, AS WELL AS MUSEUMS IN LISBON AND DUBAI. 

AS SHE TOLD ME, SHE ALSO CREATES ART PIECES FOR PRIVATE COLLECTORS.
CONTACT:        THE HOLLY STEWART

A GREAT ARTIST AND A WONDERFUL HUMAN BEING! 

holly, i wish u lots of creative energy and many wonderful patrons for 2013!
hugs
FROM ME AND PHELIX KNOPPH ;)



END OF PART 3!

... I/WE ALWAYS WILL KEEP YOU IN MY/OUR HEART, AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL MOMENTS AND MEMORIES

LOVE FROM KRIS+JAN+PHELIX KNOPPH



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photo work by kristina schirmer

Reproduction of these images is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of the copyright holder. 



© 1999 - 2012 mr uxn design - kristina schirmer. All rights reserved.


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SEE SOME OF MY OTHER WORK - if you have enough muse left! 
+ WATCH OUT FOR NEW DESIGNS - SOON!

my website 
gives you a good idea in what kind of pies i have my fingers in ...
mr uxn design:
www.mr-uxn.com
let me know what you would like to see more of!
 

+ my photo website 
is a trip through different kind of times, themes and styles:  
i wonder what's your favourite? 


+ my photo-poem-blog
is the field where my soul expresses thoughts [words] and visual ideas [photos/paintings] in one, to empower each other. these are very personal pieces of my art.
let me know if you would like to see a photo poem calendar 2013!

 

 

thank you for your comment! ... start a discussion ... let others come to know your thoughts ... bring people together! love kris   you will find the "comment field" just a little below the "you might also like - field

1/2/13

"GOOD BYE CALIFORNIA - PART 2"

GOOD FRIENDS 

 
that's the MAXIM for 2013 and my new life here in CANADA. ;) 
YES, we have moved into the cold white winter ... at least for now ..;)

... and those flowers must have been a kind of omen. ;) 
i love the light green-white lilies because of their smoother scent [less obtrusive] in contrast to the white-white lilies which are to strong in their scent appearance to me. 
 the last summer we spent in our house in lucas valley, i had a wonderful surprise guest - my soul sister, kathy, from new zealand, whom i had met 1989 during my first trip to asia, on a very adventurous trip through the mangrove swamps on the eastern part of sumatra, on a ship from singapore to sumatra! but that's an entirely different story ... ;)



the hammok under the old trees was a very inspiring and peaceful spot which we all loved very much! 
 

i think i can say, we all miss our old house! it was a wonderful little paradise, and so close to san francisco ... 20 minutes flying through the hilly area of the northern san francisco bay, then just crossing the mouth of the bay via the golden gate bridge and suddenly one is in the middle of one of the most beautiful cities of the world.  the only city which could possibly top san francisco might be fremantle [western australia] or melbourne [victoria], in australia. ;) or aukland in new zealand. i am convinced that AUSTRALIA is the continent of the future, when one thinks about how close it is located 
to the asian and indian market , and how much space is left to expand - new cities to build. it could be one fascinating projects for architects and city planner, to design a zero- energy-city totally getting their energy via solar systems and intelligently used building materials, the orientation of the house/rooms, using the position of existing trees on the property, or other natural influences, to reduce the need of energy, in order to live in the house. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Passive_solar_building_design
 



poppies in the colour of my soul - ORANGE! ;) OF COURSE ... my friends know why and that its true! 
now some pictures from the actual trip through the states.


at our first night in bakersfield we had the finest sushi ever! ... vegetarian sushi created by our friend laura and her son william. that was our survival dinner because all restaurants had closed already, when we arrived. [u see the small orange pieces next to the beer bottle? one had actually a carved carrot heart on top ;* ... thanks u two!]
this is phelix at the 2nd day ... ah yes, did i mentioned my accident 2 days just before we were supposed to leave lucas valley? i accidentally cut my left thumb tendon through ... with a ceramic knife. so i spent the rest of the evening of a good bye dinner in the emergency room and the next day in the hospital and surgery room. :(
jan could postpone the truck one day, and 2 days later i was sitting in my car, crossing the states from west to east and further up to canada, nova scotia, with phelix as my passenger dog.
  
 here is one of the more welcoming designed picnic places next to the freeway .... i think that were the last palm trees on the trip toward east!


 just another mile on the freeway toward east ...
 another truck ... cutting through the grass ... in my favourate colour - isn't it beautiful?
i have taken a whole series of trucks and other object passing my car ;)
... and yes i just did it with my thumb in cast. and yes, sometimes women are multitasking ;) if necessary! the objects were just too fascinating ... lol 


END OF PART 2! ALSO SEE PART 1

OUR FRIENDS ... I/WE ALWAYS WILL KEEP YOU IN MY/OUR HEART, AND THANK YOU FOR ALL THE WONDERFUL MOMENTS AND MEMORIES

LOVE FROM KRIS+JAN+PHELIX KNOPPH


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photo work by kristina schirmer

Reproduction of these images is prohibited by copyright laws and international conventions without the express written permission of the copyright holder. 



© 1999 - 2012 mr uxn design - kristina schirmer. All rights reserved.


+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++



SEE SOME OF MY OTHER WORK - if you have enough muse left! 
+ WATCH OUT FOR NEW DESIGNS - SOON!

my website 
gives you a good idea in what kind of pies i have my fingers in ...
mr uxn design:
www.mr-uxn.com
let me know what you would like to see more of!
 

+ my photo website 
is a trip through different kind of times, themes and styles:  
i wonder what's your favourite? 


+ my photo-poem-blog
is the field where my soul expresses thoughts [words] and visual ideas [photos/paintings] in one, to empower each other. these are very personal pieces of my art.
let me know if you would like to see a photo poem calendar 2013!

 

 

thank you for your comment! ... start a discussion ... let others come to know your thoughts ... bring people together! love kris   you will find the "comment field" just a little below the "you might also like - field

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