Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Beauty in August

The difference between utility and utility plus beauty is the difference between telephone wires and the spider web.
Edwin Way Teal
There are several pressing subjects that should truly be demanding my attention but Beauty surpasses each one. This feathered gown by Alexander McQueen is a deep and beautiful dream.  It transports the imagination.  

"Beauty is a primeval phenomenon, which itself never makes its appearance, but the reflection of which is visible in a thousand different utterances of the creative mind, and is as various as nature herself."

This picture is from my studio wall.  How glamourous is the Pelican!  
Today a half a ton of clay was delivered. I have had sirens and sphinxes on my mind.  These "in progress" shots are the first sightings of the Odalisques.

"There is certainly no absolute standard of beauty. That precisely is what makes its pursuit so interesting."


  1. michelle - breathtaking! thank you for beautiful words, stunning images and a peak at your new work.

  2. Fantastic. I am so in love with Alexander McQueen's Oyster dress too. Heavenly. I love seeing your work wet. Thanks for sharing.