Monday, 2 May 2016

What Lies Beneath

"Rosette Cheeks (exploded and capped)" has garnered a fair amount of attention since her appearance at Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear at the Victoria & Albert Museum.

Tracking down the source of this image..........

Wednesday, 13 April 2016

Private View at the V&A

It was wonderful to see "Rosette Cheeks (exploded and capped)" at the Victoria & Albert Museum opening of Undressed - A Brief History of Underwear this evening. She also appeared to be keeping good company.

Image by Claire Shovelton

Friday, 8 April 2016

A Conference of Dangerous Minds - Rome

“By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.”
                                                                                                                                      Franz Kafka

I have the pleasure of being invited to take part in A Conference of Dangerous Minds and The Unveiling of Desire at La Posta Vecchia in Rome. The Laboratory Arts Collective and Marie-Louise SciĆ² have designed a weekend of veritable feasts for the senses. On Friday the 18th April, I will be presenting a reading, which will be intertwined with my current thoughts and musings around the subject of desire.

The rest of the weekends happenings are yet to be revealed........

The Cabinet of Desire from Design Behind Desire by Lisa Z. Morgan, 2011

Saturday, 2 April 2016

Female Forces - Women in Art

The premiere of Female Forces - Women in RI Art by the RI Art Archive Project will be screened at the RISD Museum on Thursday 21st April. It seems particularly significant at this time that the image featured on the publicity poster should be one created by The Lavender Hinge.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

V&A Magazine Issue No.39 - Spring 2016

STRUMPET & PINK's "Rosette Cheeks (exploded and capped)" is featured in the Spring Issue of the V&A Magazine. And in the sensuous company of Botticelli - my first Renaissance crush.

Tuesday, 8 March 2016

Solar Eclipse, New Moon, Super Moon - Time to Plant New Seeds........

Lisa Z. Morgan aka The Swan is leaving The Lavender Hinge, co-founded with Eric Magnuson aka The Horse, to focus on other artistic endeavors. The Total Solar Eclipse, New Moon, Super Moon on March the 8th presents a time of new beginnings and the opportunity to plant new seeds.

A Hinge is a mechanical device created with the purpose of 'the bringing together of two solid objects.' It is symmetrical, perfectly balanced and equal. The form itself almost appears as a man-made butterfly. To attempt to add alternative components or replace the fundamentals takes away from its stability and the beauty found in totality. To Hinge, as a verb, is a seamless and harmonious motion and it is through the act of Hinging, that wonderful and striking works have been created while remarkable and challenging experiences have been lived. Love, life and work continuously evolve and are forever changed.

“The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed.”  Jung

WANTED by The Lavender Hinge, 2012

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Lisa Z. Morgan is an artist, designer and writer. The subject and object of desire has been a palpable constant within her artistic expression both as a motivation and in its embodiment or articulation. Through her creativity and research Morgan examines how the value of provenance, of rarity and storytelling, puts into question or provokes our understanding and relationship towards desire and the desire impulse. Her focus has been how we may access, stimulate and touch the internal points of registration or the emotional dynamics of bodily perception. In essence she attempts to define and make manifest the feeling of feeling. Her work inhabits a space where art, semiotics, design and fashion intersect. Morgan is the Co-Founder of STRUMPET & PINK and the Co-Founder of The Lavender Hinge. She is the author and creative editor of Design Behind Desire and also a contributor to SHOWstudio and The Laboratory Arts Collective.