Friday, June 15, 2007

Bonus Bone: Mimi Kirchner

What first attracted me to Mimi Kirchner was her series of fabric postcards entitled Reading. Kirchner, a Massachusetts textile artist, has such a magical way of combining pattern, color, and form. I see each card as a mini-masterpiece, sweetly homemade yet expert in execution.

After falling in love with the Reading postcards, it is only natural for me to seek out more. Kirchner's certainly got her hands full. She constructed another postcard series called Babies, which was inspired by infant photos in Flickr. She then stitched together an armful of huggable Boyfriend dolls. She's got felted bunnies, fairytale characters, and classically-made dolls which are anything but traditional.

For these reasons, I, Cardboard, declare this a Design Boner.


mimi k said...

hey, wow, Thanks for the great review!

Cardboard said...

You're quite welcome, Mimik! Keep making the fun stuff.

Anonymous said...

Now THAT is what I call a review. Well done and I agree with it all. Mimi's work is so beautiful and I LOVE her boyfriend dolls. You can almost hear them ringing the doorbell.