Working Artist: Lulu de Kwiatkowski
[Photos courtesy Lulu de Kwiatkowski.]
Last year I began asking artists and designers to share pictures of their palettes, meaning the boards or blotters on which they mix their paints. Some sent me images of unconventional palettes and others offered glimpses into their studios complete with inspirational objects and images tacked to the walls.
On her own blog, painter and textile designer Lulu de Kwiatkowski recently posted a picture of herself at work in her kitchen. A lot of people don't realize that Lulu hand-makes her designs for fabric, wallpaper, rugs and bed linens, typically painting her florals onto big drop cloths and cutting paper to create her geometrics.
Curious about the things in the background, I asked Lulu to identify them. On the counter there is a C. Jere sculpture she bought on eBay -- before the craze for his work set in -- because she loved the flowing organic shape. In addition to her own fabric designs...
she has on the wall a round yellow sunshine-like painting done by her brother Stephen, and a picture of someone who really nurtured her creativity -- her mom. The white boxes hold pens and note books. Juice is ever present. Another image that caught her eye is a Donald Sultan work with yellow daisies.
[©Lulu published by AMMO, 2008.]
For more about Lulu's creativity, see this past post. The fabrics shown here are from the Lulu DK Line: Bloomsbury in emerald, a not-yet-released hand-painted floral, Lily, and River in chocolate.
Here's a link to a post I did when her book was released. Shown above is my own open copy.