Monday, April 13, 2009
I know- that I get to post about them here. And over the weekend this happened. I was wasting time on Sunday morning with my coffee and muffin perusing the web world and stopped in on a few friends websites that I had not visited in awhile.
As I opened the home page of Kim Hennessey's website, a current MFA candidate at my grad school, I was so delighted by the gorgeous work to greet me there.
Kim has essentially always made gorgeous work- you know the person you all know and just talk about how everything she makes is gorgeous! And the particular body of work that I love, Flags, was started during my last year at Graduate school so I did see much of it in progress in the studio- but her most recent installation and the fact that online you can individually spend time with each flag- it just takes the work to a new level for me.
From my understanding each "flag" is a portrait of a person and or significant event in Kim's life. Many individual portraits to create a very spectacular self portrait, almost like a diary.
Kim was in fashion design originally and her abilities toward texture and the manipulation of fabrics is apparent in the work.
I really loved spending a half hour lingering on her site, being inspired in so many ways.
I so wish that I could see her final MFA thesis show at the end of the month. But like you I must simply be satisfied by the web world.
Interestingly- I find it quite lovely and charming that the flag that I find most beautiful is the one that represents her love and fiance- Her love for him shines through even in the making of her art.
She also is a very talented painter.
And has a very cool earlier series, hoods.