October 05, 2006

Today's inspiration brought to you by the letter Z

I pulled our Andrea Zittel book off the shelf the other day and have been feeling so inspired by it. Everything from the environments to the furniture to the uniforms she creates are so amazing. I love her aesthetic, which is so clean and industrial, but also handcrafted. I love that her art is both practical and beautiful at the same time. And I love that she lives and works in Joshua Tree, which is on my short list of places to visit. (Can't believe I've never been there!)

A short Google search later, I was on her website, (zittel.org) which is really worth checking out, and lo and behold, she has a new blog! So far the postings are about driving through the desert and creating art installations there. Such a romantic life! A list of upcoming shows is posted in the "now" section of the site, and I was happy to see that her "Critical Space" show is coming to LA in the Spring, since we missed seeing it in New York before we moved.

Anyone want to plan a road trip to LA and Joshua Tree with me next year?


Anonymous said...

me! and I have several books about her on permanent (repeated) checkout of the library. perhaps I should just buy them.

hooray for A-Z.

Anonymous said...

we've been talking about it forever too.