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The Zurich Collection

The pieces in my Zurich Collection are inspired by a recent visit, but more by a version of Zurich I had created in my head. Like the big Z at the front of its name, my Zurich was dark, edgy, propulsive. Dada, Surrealism, Modernism, Abstraction: these were the children of my city.

The Zurich Collection vessels and lamps set large, architectural forms against jagged, hard-edged marks. I'm using a high contrast palette, black and white, with injections of pink and ochre. I improvise the patterns with hundreds of paper strips, stenciling one shape, then masking it off for the abutting ones.

I enjoy escaping to the Zurich in my head. It's an inspiring place to explore.


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