Well, for a black and white cover, this one from the New York Times Magazine, from Jan. 31st, is pretty colorful.
I get it, really, a greenish black and white cover for a money article, a reddish one for a story about terrorism…. But still, as for nuance, I’m not exactly feeling it.
Actually, this is how I first saw this cover…
and the Oscar buzz gave me an idea. How about a red dress for the red carpet? Here’s an understated satin number….
Inside, I had another thought…. How about a wedding dress too?
The porcelain illustrations by Portland, Oregon ceramic artist, Kate MacDowell (http://www.beetgallery.com/artists/k_macdowell/k_macdowell.html), are for an article on the views of ecopsychologists, who believe damage to our psyches results from the damage we’ve caused our environment. The article stresses the importance of re-sensitizing ourselves to keeping balance in the natural world, and to take steps to protect it from further destruction.
This hand sculpture is lending itself to an elaborate back to the earth, ballet slippered bride… just in time for spring in Portland!
“Designer, this is just glorious!”
“Thank you Tim, I hope the judges appreciate everything that went into it, my work and the fabric designer’s too.”
“Good work Designer, you should both be very proud.”