Turquoise Splash

Pantone 15-5519 Turquoise is the color of the year. More greenish than blue, it's  a delight to the senses. It was chosen since it 'transports us to an exciting, tropical paradise while offering a sense of protection and healing in stressful times'. Most of us love color and are attracted to a certain hue because we sometimes need to channel its energies. Turquoise is my all time favorite color and when I lived in the tropics, it was my black. Wearing it always brings me back to exciting holidays in exotic locales like Calicoan Island, Mykonos, Playa del Carmen, and Boracay among others. Long and languid times with friends in idyllic beach homes and island hopping in our beautiful archipelago also come to mind. 

I've collected many art postcards in turquoise and blue over the years from different museum jaunts. Last January, I decided to give them away to friends and influential mentors  in my life to commemorate 2010, our memories, and friendship.
A Bigger Splash, 1967
David Hockney
acrylic on canvas, 243.8 x 243.8 cm, Tate
*for Susan Steinberg, my high school bff, 
whom I spent lot of time with poolside and island hopping 
Sunbather , 1966
David Hockney
*for Julia Rosien, the Duchess of Sunshine
Bathtub Collage #1, 1963
Tom Wesselmann
124 x 154 x 11 cm
Museum fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt
Zigarrenkistenbild, 1988
Martin Honert
147 x 200 cm
Gard (pale blue), 1967
James Turrell
Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich
*for Zizi, my art professor, who shed light on life,
conceptual and contemporary art 
Anthropometrie, 1960
Yves Klein
*for Christine Laddaran, my lizardous sister
Edition for Parkett 58
Sylvie Fleury
*for my globetrotter and gorgeous friend, Sabrina
In and Out
Fabrice Fouillet
Collection Galerie Privee
*for Robert Hecht, my amazing 
perspective and rendering professor
S.S. Andrea Doria Katastrophe, Postkarte
Spinnwebzeit. Die Ebay-Vernetzung
Museum Fur Moderne Kunst Frankfurt Am Main
59T 132, Attese, 1959
Lucio Fontana
Kunstareal Munchen

1 comment:

traci zeller designs said...

How fun! My favorite is the Hockney.