Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia. It is also the name of an artist who uses number 11 blades to create cut-out kaleidoscope works of magic. He has been doing so for nearly 15 years. We had the chance to chat with Tahiti Pehrson about his work and how he was born to be an artist.
“Mostly what I want to create is something very interesting for eyeballs, it’s more visual than anything—a visual experience.”
Gina Borg’s work is included in numerous private collections as well as the collection of the Alameda County Arts Commission. Born in Sacramento, California, Borg attended the MFA program in painting at Boston University and received her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Last night we had a pleasant early evening chat on the phone while she took a break from packing for a cross-town move.
LOCZIdesign often talks about ‘creating spaces that balance and inspire’- Laying on the floor of the ‘Forest’ was like receiving a giant hug from the Great Mother herself. The echoing tunes of Robot Heart bellowing in the background set the tone for my favorite art installation from this year’s Burning Man. A long-time believer and contributor to the festival that stretches the body, mind and soul, I returned to the desert after a 5-year hiatus only to find her teeming with fresh energy and brilliance.
“Nearly on its own, deeFind shoes unfolded, blindly, in an afternoon,” that’s Dierdre Wallace, an artist who lives, breathes and thrives in San Francisco as an independent shoe designer. Hailing from her artistic roots of painting and ceramics, Dierdre propelled her aspirations to a whole new level. It began with an aha moment and has since flourished into a kick-ass brand of shoes that have graced the feet of models in this year’s New York Fashion Week and local San Francisco women alike. We had a chat about the inspirations and innovations that go hand in hand into her designs.
Kelly Allen‘s paintings exhibit the kind of mastery that forces the onlooker to double-take while gawking at her artwork. Her pieces, which are often mistaken for collages, in her own words, “honor” each animal, plant species, human body part and object through the assiduous strokes of her eye-lash thick paintbrushes.
I got the chance to catch Aimee Friberg on a sunny Sunday afternoon whilst on a trip to Los Angeles for her show at Museum & Crane. Aimee is an artist who works with photography, installation and video and a part of LOCZIdesign’s designedCOLLECTIVE. She was the co-owner and director of the former Gallery Extrana in Berkeley and now currently directs K Imperial Fine Art and kindly let me ask her a few quirky interview questions about her art:
Home: more than a place to lay your head, but a habitat for creativity, creation and ease. Interior design, then, is an extension of these elements — incorporated furnishings, color and artwork to encourage the curation of an ideal home.
This week, we want to kick off our Artists in Residence Series with an interview featuring local Bay Area artist, Mila Libman. Her show “New Waters” is currently at the K Imperial Fine Art gallery in San Francisco.