Smoking; riding a bucking bronco; shooting tin cans in the backyard with a pistol; drinking alcohol straight out of the bottle while wearing a skin baring bikini, the beautiful audacity of women across the world living outside a societal box and appearing to be having the time of their life doing so is chronicled in “Snapshots.”
A new energy to create a set of books with the aim of heavily distressing them to the point of destruction. Inks and oils were collected from the actual printing process and later used to stain the books, creating unusual colours, textures and scents. We record the techniques and intricacies explored in our attempts to push the boundaries of print. Details that are invisible to the naked eye are magnified to reveal the process of finding the perfect imperfect balance. Our motivation is to find humanity, permanence and perfection in a world that has gone digital.
For Christmas in 1909, Calder presented his parents with two of his earliest sculptures, a dog and a duck made out of bent brass sheet. In his twenties, Calder moved to New York and studied at the Art Students League where he produced paintings congruous with the Ashcan aesthetic. He worked concurrently at the National Police Gazette, illustrating sporting events and the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, and he made hundreds of brush drawings of animals at the Bronx and Central Park zoos