~JANE KAUFMAN/unmasked . . .
DEDICATED TO NYC MAYOR BLOOMBERG: who declared yesterday, according to the NEW YORK POST. PAGE 3, APRIL 19, 2011 – that he presides over the edgiest city in the world, a claim once made by London.
“New York has become the edgy city of the world. We’ve taken that title away from London” . . . the mayor said at a groundbreaking for an apartment building in Williamsburg. (!!)
Jane does all the fabrication – all the beading, all the embroidery, all the embellishing – all the sequins – herself.
by hand. she learnt her ‘domestic’ skills, ha. double ha. as a young child from her grandmother – who hand-beaded costumes for the Russian circus, before the family immigrated to the US of A.
absolutely gorgeous detailed handiwork.
talent runs – where them Fighting words call out. who said that ? again . . . (moi).
Michelle Williams, and all the other pioneer ladies in ‘Meeker’s Cutoff’ – eat your heart out.
there’s that silky shimmering pain-stakingly strung together golden beaded chord again – spewing out: CHANGE !!
TWISTED CHORD = TWISTED WARNING. well, really RIGHTEOUS WARNING – twisted actions.
. . . bad history.
hello, JANE KAUFMAN – unmasked. thanks for letting me in. you’re as good as it gets – Americana.
artist artisan activist. the big American – triple AAA. Land of the free – Home of the brave.
now you know where New York City – gets its edge.
PHOTOS: NANCY SMITH. JANE KAUFMAN STUDIO, CHELSEA. NYC. WITH HER NEWEST WORK. FEB 11, 2011.