If you are like me and live on the East Coast (or even remotely close to the East Coast) you have been obsessed with the weather. It's hot, it's dry, it's stormy. You've given up dreams of a green lawn but still water the tomatoes in hopes they don't die. You're afraid to open your utilities bill. I am not so sure I am ready for winter to return (being snowed in sounds like fun but it really wasn't) but cooler weather would be nice. The best we can do is keep cool and think frosty thoughts. (A nice cold beer helps, too.)
Since I can't control the weather, but I can control my thoughts, I thought it would be fun to share the very cool work of New York artist Jennifer Cecere. Cecere creates giant doilies that remind me of snow flakes (or spider webs, but I'm sticking with the snow flakes). These are definitely not your grandmother's doilies! Ranging in size from 4 to 20 feet and made from ripstop nylon and acrylic, these stunning creations are delicate and delightful. (And in spite of last winter, you have to admit snow is pretty much beautiful).
Cecere says, "I see Doilies hanging between office buildings, off bridges, over construction sites transversing spaces indoors and out, growing from the ground-up, occupying urban spaces, parks, fields, mountains, museums, sports stadiums and anywhere you might not expect to see a giant Doily.
I was inspired about taking something intimate and handmade and making it into something large and public. Cities need Doilies!"
I couldn't agree with her more.
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