Friday, November 30, 2007

Ptolemy Mann

I was working on sketches with sunset colors and was reminded of artist and designer Ptolemy Mann's work. Hand woven and colored materials are stretched over forms that are then displayed in their environment (for Ptolemy this is also a corporate or public space). Her aim is to "apply colour and form to a space in a clean structural way that brings warmth to the environment."

Her work resembles framed sunsets and I absolutely love the concept and idea of containing the impossible. Below, Ptolemy posing with some of her work with my thwarted sunset sketches in the background.