Bright Art for a Bitter Day
Holy crikes! It’s really winter now, mom! Turns out, Mother Nature isn’t kidding around and you better stay the hell indoors for the next few days OR ELSE! My son, Teddy has the flu, so we’ve been stuck at home tryna keep in contained/watch all the kid shows in the universe. We may achieve at least one of those goals, since the Midwest is readying to be colder than Mount Everest (for real) tomorrow and the experts say “Stay inside!” At all costs. Everybody all over the place is Doomsday-prepping- school’s cancelled, work’s cancelled. I may not have any milk, but I’m stocked up on loveliness, ‘cause hear this...
Just look at this wonderfulness:
Sisters Kirsten and Alison Aune look to their Scandinavian roots to inspire colorful paintings and textiles. Both artists live in the Duluth area. Alison (painter) is a art professor at UM- Duluth, Kirsten (textile artist) makes art full-time. They use patterns and motifs that are common in Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian art (think Merimekko). And despite using different media, the sisters’ work is fittingly displayed in concert.
Here’s a quilt and a dress by Kirsten...
And then a painting by Alison...
See how they complement each other?
More info open Kirsten here.
More info on Alison here (password = aaune)
ABOVE ALL... Stay Warm, Mom.
P.S. Speaking of sister-sister projects, stay tuned for a feature on my younger sib’s style TOMORROW!!
Cover photo of a textile by Kirsten Aune