Friday, 21 October 2016

Veined in Lightning.........

.................was a pink channel......

Be the Pink Panther and Your Loves Will be Like the Wasp and the Orchid; the Cat and the Baboon by Lisa Z. Morgan, 2016. Embroidered text, calico

And it is lightning in the distance tonight........

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Mr and Mrs Chairs (Ms Chairs)

"Mr and Mrs Chairs" is finally underway. Although this preliminary sketch may well be "Ms Chairs"?

"Mrs and Mrs Chairs" sketch by Lisa Z. Morgan, 2016. Cotton batting, suede

Perhaps it is timely that "Ms Chairs" comes into being at this Full Moon/Super Moon as Eris gives voice to the Venusian delights of sensuality.

Sunday, 9 October 2016

A Look Back at Strumpet & Pink

It is rare that a blogg post resonates as strongly as this one from The Lingerie Addict. Not only was it serendipitously written only a couple of days after the anniversary of Mel a.k.a Strumpet's departure from the physical world but the accolade, or rather the beautiful compliment, that is credited to Strumpet & Pink touches a wistfully tender note.

I do miss Strumpet & Pink’s creativity, sense of playfulness, and willingness to push the boundaries of what intimates could be. The world of luxury lingerie is a little less luminous without their presence, and I imagine we’ll never see another label like them again.
Cora Harrington: The Lingerie Addict

The Flower of Balay by Strumpet & Pink. Antique lace, buttons and jet beadwork, 100% silk crepe
Thank you Cora Harrington!

Monday, 3 October 2016

Tossed Salad for Mel

It is a year since Mel a.k.a Strumpet died. It is difficult to fathom that she is not here. But in celebrating her and marking the outrageous laughter that we shared in the creation of most of our knickers, I present 'Tossed Salad.'

This piece is very much from the hidden archives and the brief was 'The Allotment.' Vegetables came to mind, of course, and so we created a pair of knickers with a frisee lettuce complete with a velvet carrot, carried in a jade holster at the front (for the woman's pleasure) and a velvet radish, carried in a jade holster at the back (for the woman's pleasure). Each root vegetable was attached to the lettuce by a string of seed pearls. The frissee was 'open' between the legs and this entrance was also surrounded by seed pearls.

I can certainly hear Mel's laughter now.............

Saturday, 1 October 2016

A Pink Tale

A Pink Tale is complete. The narrative is generated/created by the assembling together of found sentences. 
More will be revealed in the not too distant future. But for now a peep into the window of the story:

Her confident bearing, her supple waist, her pink flared nostrils, her large eyes faintly ringed with blue, all pointed to one of those passionate natures which give out a bouquet of sensuality, just as flasks from the Orient, however tightly sealed they might be, allow the fragrance of the fluids they contain to escape.
La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas

Sunday, 11 September 2016

September 11th

A day to be marked and remembered by many different people and for many different reasons. It is also the day that my Mum was cremated three years ago. The following words, I found tucked away while packing my boy's room. Although scribbled onto a piece of toilet paper, the words carry a message to live by.

By Edwin

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Cabinet of Curiosities

The Laboratory Arts Collective invited me to be the guest curator for their Cabinet of Curiosities. Although the post is only available, I believe, to their 'divine subscribers,' I will reveal the following sub-headings.


And one element from the post:


"Lipstick Belt." This piece is a durational piece in a way as it began around 15 years ago. I wear the same lipstick all the time and have done so since I discovered the colour when I was 20. I use on average 2 lipsticks per year and remove every last drop of the pigment with a brush. Apart, from losing the occasional lipstick, each empty 'cartridge' is now housed within the belt. It began I believe, around 2002 and now in 2016, is finally complete.

Lipstick Belt by Lisa Z. Morgan 2002-2016

A film by The Lavender Hinge (in 2012 Lipstick Belt was incomplete)

About Me

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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.