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Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Down the rabbit-hole...

A friend of mine is having a Mad Hatter's Tea Party on Friday, so it's actually quite apt that in the spirit of the fantastic, I'm doing a post about Brandi Milne's latest collection ("Wonderland") today. (While you might feel like you're getting used to the borderline weird gushing about artists, designers and musicians on my blog, the truth is, I feel like I'm reaching new levels of crazy with every post).

Milne's collection "Wonderland" is not exclusively devoted to Alice in Wonderland, but rather all feelings and objects associated with childhood, from familiar characters like Pinocchio, to food (yes, it's Popsicles and cupcakes galore in Milne's paintings). With bold graphic outlines and brightly dark colours, her paintings could easily be illustrations from a whimsical, slightly macabre children's book. Tall, languid girls in aprons and ruffs hold howling Popsicles and sleeping strawberries in a carnivalesque garden. It reminds me a little bit of Enid Blyton's Faraway Tree, where the magical and strange was made possible in a very ordinary world. Refreshingly unpretentious and unconstrained by rules about style, as a viewer, you're encouraged to let your imagination run riot in Brandi Milne's gorgeously framed Wonderland.

If you live in Santa Monica, you're in luck because she's showcasing at the CoproNason Gallery until June 28th

Wonderland

Young Foolery (Someone Always Gets Hurt)
This is actually my favourite, who didn't have one of these moments when they were a littl'un?



The Tin Man Pinata Came to Life One Day

Bird Batch for Two



My Strawberry Heart

Naughty Boy

To growing young, running riot and being in bed by 11pm:
Teenage Kicks- Nouvelle Vague
Carnival Kids - The Futureheads
Ageing Spinsters - 6ths
Apparently Stephen Merritt can see what my future holds...
Kids - MGMT
Distopian Dream Girl - Built to Spill
Boy From School - Hot Chip
Girls Just Wanna Have Fun - Russian Red

Teenage Kicks - The Undertones

OR
zipped (for Carissa and anyone else who can't use box.net!)

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