Friday Inspiration: Cig Harvey

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I’m sure you, like me, have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words but I’m increasingly of the opinion that a picture and a few words are worth more than either alone. Words can not only serve as a starting point in the creation of images but also serve as a more accessible entry point for the viewer.

There are few people that I can think of that pair words and images better than Cig Harvey. As I was thinking about this topic I decided to revisit her website and see what she’s been up to since 2012’s ‘You Look At Me Like An Emergency’ and was pleasently surprised to see that she has a new body of work ‘Gardening at Night’ that will be released in book form in the spring.

Check out Cig talking about her process – I love this comment ‘Postcards provide answers, photography and art ask questions’ and there are many more – in the video below.

Friday Inspiration: Maira Kalman

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I was familiar with Maira Kalman‘s work through the many New Yorker magazine covers that she’s done over the years. It wasn’t until I came across her a video describing her work recently that I connected the dots. It was fun to see that she had a blog for a while called ‘And the Pursuit of Happiness’ although it wasn’t through my dive into ‘what is happiness’ that I found her. Kalman has a unique painting style and her combination of words and images really works for me.

Check out more about Kalman in the videos below.