July 2010 archive

ONE WAY OR ANOTHER

I am honored to be a part of the We Are Contributors art fundraiser, One Way Or Another!

All proceeds go to getting kids on skateboards across Canada! Last year was successful, and this year is going to be even bigger and better! ūüėČ

Curated by Annie Lam, Mike Giles, Bob Kronbauer, Sandro Grison, Andy Jenkins and Justin Cooper, this is bound to be a unique project, from start to finish… Rather than people buying a previously finished piece of art work, their purchase will commission an artist and/or studio to make a board especially¬† for them! So when it arrives it’s an awesome surprise!

Check out the links for more details, and support a great cause.

We Are Contributors

One Way Or Another

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NYLON TV

I feel like such a dork in this… NYLON came to visit while I was hanging my SUMMERWINTER exhibition.

Special thanks to Element Skateboards, Elemental Awareness, Honest Tea, PBR and Nylon for being awesome! xa

INTRODUCING MISS WINTER

Introducing Miss Winter!

She is part of my solo show in LA entitled SUMMERWINTER.

The exhibition will be up until August 5th, so go check it out if you’re in LA.

Here are some photos by Kirk Dianda and Michael C Hsiung on Flickr.

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MR ANCHOR

Hello Family & Friends,

I have been working around the clock for my SUMMERWINTER exhibition which opens in LA on Friday, July 16th. Everything is coming together beautifully, and I can’t wait to show you all what I have created!

Kirk has been working on a beautiful short film that narrates the story of the art show, and it’s set to a soundtrack composed by Loren Humphrey.

I would also like to thank all the amazing people who have helped in preparation for this exhibition:

Jeremy Mora for his beautiful gallery; POVevolving, Todd Rogers for sound engineering, Matt Tammariello for sound effects, Loren Humphrey for the soundtrack, Luis Ramirez for printing help, Honest Tea and PBR for the drinks, Nylon TV for the coverage, and a very special thank you to Element for all your love and support!

Our goal is to raise $500 for Elemental Awareness, which is an organization that reaches out to under-privileged kids through skateboarding and wilderness skills. I created a limited edition of 10 hand-sewn, hand-screened totes that are packed with goodies from our sponsors, and will be sold to raise money for EA.

Inside each tote is an¬†AB zine from the exhibition, an organic Element T-shirt, and an Element Eden wallet, along with stickers, Honest Tea drinks, and a copy of Nylon… So the first ten people to donate $50 will recieve one of these limited edition, hand made, gift bags.

I will also be launching a special line of ombré dyed scarves, which are grade 50, 100% Cheese cloth that will thread the exhibition together by combining black and white, to make grey.

New ‘zines are hot of the press, and will also be available! (If you’re a self-publisher & zine fan, bring yours to the show and we’ll swap!)

Lastly, check out this interview by Isaac McKay-Randozzi from Juxtapoz!

Thank you, and I hope to see you there!

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MEDIA RELEASE

SUMMERWINTER was born after my Autumn inspired show at¬†colette¬†in Paris,¬†the natural progression was to explore other seasons. So about a year ago, I started observe the dance between the northern and southern hemispheres, and how opposites attract. I love the idea that one can not exist without the other. So in the end, it was the idea of all things opposite, and how they are also the same that inspired me… Black and white.

For this show I took a minimalist approach, which was inspired by my husband. I have always been about color, but in this show I kept it black, white, and grey. Along with my sewn creatures, I created a limited edition ombré dyed scarf made especially for the show. It is a symbol of black and white, which becomes one; grey.

My husband and I are also working on a short film that will be shown at the exhibition which is set to a soundtrack composed by Loren Humphrey. The entire show centers around a love story between Summer and Winter, and even though they live on opposite sides of the world, they fall in love, and continue their seasonal dance of love for eternity.

For more information on the show and my work, please go to amberbcreate.com

Ombré dyed scarves, grade 50, 100% Cheese cloth Рthread the exhibition together by combining black and white, to make grey

Our goal is to raise $500 for Elemental Awareness, which is an organization that reaches out to under-privileged kids through skateboarding and wilderness skills. I created a limited edition of 10 hand-sewn, hand-screened totes that are packed with goodies from our sponsors, and will be sold to raise money for EA.

SUMMERWINTER Zines hot off the press!!

AB LOVES EA!

A couple of weeks ago Kirk and I went to the Element YMCA Skate Camp. It’s a beautiful place to be, as it’s on a fresh-water lake, tucked¬†in the Sequoia National Forest, and surrounded with every kind of skate obstacle you can imagine.

While there, what really inspired me, was attending the Elemental Awareness classes run by Todd Larson and Matt  Luciani. Everyday at Skate Camp, these guys teach and empower kids how to build shelters in the forest, make fire from the bare essentials, and life lessons to live successful and positive lives.

So to thank them for what they do, I have made a limited edition line of tote bags.  The bags are individually hand-sewn and screened by me, and will be available at my SUMMERWINTER exhibition on July 16th at POVevolving Gallery in LA. The proceeds from the totes will be donated to Elemental Awareness so they can continue all the wonderful work they do with educating and empowering kids.

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SECRET SQUIRREL

I am having an exhibition on July 16th at the POVevolving Gallery in LA entitled SUMMERWINTER.

I began thinking about the¬† SUMMERWINTER concept about a year ago. It was a natural seasonal progression after my Autumn inspired show at colette in Paris. I wanted to convey the way that seasons are different in the Northern and Southern hemispheres, and how opposites attract… That feeling that one could not exist without the other, and that things all become one in the end.

For this show, I took a minimalist approach in my work, which was inspired by my husband. I have always been about color, but in this show I kept the pallet strictly to black, white and grey. I also experimented with other textiles and media for this show… Along with my sewn creatures, I created a limited edition Ombr√© dyed scarf to symbolize black and white becoming one (grey). My husband and I also created a short film that will be shown at the exhibition.

The entire show centers around a single love story between the characters Summer and Winter, who fall in love. Even though they live on opposite sides of the world, they consummate their love, and perform a seasonal dance of love for eternity.

Here is a sneak peak into my upcoming show… If you are in town, please swing by and have a drink with us.

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