BREAKING THE MOLD
Braving the wind to break the mold
The studio of Taos resident + stone artist Britt Brown is open air, all year long
Video + Images captured by Olga Nazarova
A dear friend shared with me the image of an incredible hand carved marble bust
Something about it took my breath away. The soft curves and the luminescent surface. The way it captured both hard and soft. I imagined what it would feel like to wake up everyday and see that piece in my home - and to have that feeling of strong femininity in my space - as an enduring ode to the dichotomy of the feminine shape presented in this hard stone - a medium that’s been used to capture and tell the story of the human figure for thousands of years, and mostly by men.
So I reached out to the artist, and within a day or so we had decided to create a piece together. She even had a special piece of marble that she’d been wanting to use for some time - and my openness to her using something other than pure white marble made that possible
It’s always so inspiring to see artists in their creative spaces, so on my next trip to Taos we met face to face and sealed the deal
I am so honored to have the chance to know Britt and share a window into her process. And of course I was excited to dress her.