new cloth, breakwater
a structure for protecting a beach or harbour"
Ah, Christopher Farr can do no wrong. His work continues to melt my mind with colors, and strikes of form that dance on the surface! .... I'm crazy bummed I missed his art show last week here in Los Angeles downtown.... But Christina, was kind enough to send me some images of some of his new designs that are in the works....
Above is a new design they have been working on for C L O T H, the fabric collection designed by Christopher Farr in association with business partners Matthew Bourne and Michal Silver. This design is still a prototype, and not in production...
This particular print is called BREAKWATER.
"Breakwaters are structures constructed on coasts as part of coastal defence or to protect an anchorage from the effects of weather and longshore drift."
Looking at these new designs by Christopher Farr, I was reminded of Richard Long's new works, at the newly designed Sperone Westwater (Norman Foster) in New York...
"Works using raw materials
and my human scale in the reality of landscapes."
"In the nature of things: Art about mobility, lightness and freedom. Simple creative acts of walking and marking about place, locality, time, distance, and measurement.
Works using raw materials and my human scale in the reality of landscapes."
"Systems, patterns, and repetition are inherent in his process and flow and ebb is a natural rhythm which he incorporates in this exhibition." from Long's press release...
C L O T H , the fabric collection designed by Christopher Farr in association with business partners Matthew Bourne and Michal Silver was founded in 2000. For Christopher designing fabrics was not only a long held ambition but a natural step to make for the rug company he founded in 1988.
The collection currently comprises over 40 designs of prints and weaves, utilizing the highest qualities of cloth from combed Egyptian cottons and Belgian linens to acrylic dyed solution fabrics suitable for outdoor use.
The printed collection is produced in the UK, a large part of which is hand printed by the same family-owned company that produced the original collections for Michael Zsell. With an ever expanding stable of designers and artists such as Kate Blee, Ilse Crawford and Ptolemy Mann, a new era of design sprang forth from the vision and acumen of Christopher Farr.
It's officially the weekend.
I'm off to the beach to stack stones and boulders.....