A midwestern contingent of the Material Collective just returned from the First Annual Symposium on Medieval and Renaissance Studies, a new conference begun this year at St. Louis University.
Although I find all of the food images in the Régime du corps to be extremely charming, there is something about this depiction of fromages that continues to delight and intrigue me.
My grandfather collected miniature books. Unfortunately, due to a stroke that robbed him of most of his speech before I was born and family tensions with his second wife, I never got to talk to him about his collection.
For me, Vik Muniz offers a model of what the Material Collective should strive to be. He transforms the stuff of life—even the dirty, messy, seemingly banal substances—into beautiful and moving things.
Naoshima quickened my sensitivity to materials, to surfaces, to the things I come to contact.