Bali Travel Diary: Deus Ex Machina

While our entire sojourn in Bali was all about absorbing inspiration, one stop especially stands out in my memory and…

Travel Diary: Adventures in Bali

If you’re following my eventful life’s adventures over on Instagram, you undoubtedly noticed that I spent a good chunk of this…

  • Made a new friend at lunch today 🐥 #ontheroadagain
  • Getting back to my roots 👩🏼‍🎨🌿
  • Pure happiness is a messy paint palette 🎨 in absolute bliss taking plein air painting classes this weekend in Austin with my sweet ol' dad to celebrate his birthday 👩🏼‍🎨✨
  • Pack, unpack, rinse, repeat 💥✈️✌🏼**side note: I must admit I love these miracle moments when there's actually room for me on this @perigold chair — meaning for once it's not fully buried under a pile of clothes in my dressing room!** 🙇🏼‍♀️😬💁🏼 tap for luggage credits!
  • Less than a week in NYC and I'm itching to trade skyscrapers for big skies yet again 💙💕
  • Date night with @globaliza + @cartier, coordinating in gloriously beaded silks from @figuelove's new couture collection 👯 photo by @bfa
  • Despite so many devastating headlines, a new era is truly brewing. There is an amplification, hopefulness, power and connectivity in women's collective voice that is getting stronger and more in sync by the minute. Never have we had so many outlets to share truth, to embolden, and to protect each other — outlets like @otherfestival, organized by @deepoku, in partnership with @maryalicestephenson and @glam4good, happening all this weekend at @citypointbklyn.
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I'll be speaking there THIS SUNDAY at 12:15pm with my favorite flower @lily_kwong — the queen of green — on the topic of monetizing your work while protecting your authenticity. I hope you will come, listen, ask questions, and contribute your own wisdom to the conversation. We all need each other. #otherfestival
  • We all begin as clay, and if we are paying attention, life molds us into enlightened beings ✨so proud of this little soul-fire and ecstatic to discover the further work that will be born of it 🔥
  • Simply existing in 2017 has really hurt — and like so many of us, I have been searching for a way to personally resist and publicly react to the daily parade of lies, environmental poisoning, and toxic masculinity. This search for expression began in an instinct to defend our brothers and sisters in Mexico, and the many deeply disadvantaged immigrants and minorities who live among us in unfair fear. For me, the creation of beauty seemed to be the most authentic defense against so much ugliness.
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I began designing small sculptures inspired by pineapples, the symbol of hospitality — a way to say, ‘you are welcome here.’ On my sketchpad, these quickly grew into large-scale totems — a purposeful theft of the masculine / phallic — covered in peaceful flowers and thus reclaimed for the divine feminine. Among these symbols, I further embedded the organic poetry of the pine cone — the universal representation of human enlightenment, the Third Eye — because our collective consciousness MUST lift us out of this mess. .
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As the ideas evolved, I wove my favorite myths into the work as well, for the loss of ancient wisdom accounts for much of our modern suffering. .
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Today I finished the first of many sculptures still to come: The Legend Of The Phoenix, wherein feathers and flames burst into a mushroom cloud of destruction, but ultimately blossom into bright new life. She is a totem of hope.
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