We are debuting two new collections this Winter/Spring season, and each has a decidedly different feeling. Co-founder Caitlin Dinkins shares some of the behind-the-scenes inspiration that went into creating these newest editions.
"The Alchemy" series is a body of ink and acrylic paintings that focus on history both personal and public. There is a sense of existential deconstruction within the pieces, a digging for the essential elements. They are rich in color, deep hues of blue and plum co-mingled with metallics, and milky washes that invoke nostalgia of place, of human relationships, and of love with all of its uncertainty and flawed beauty.
"The Ecstatic" series is a group of brightly hued oil pastels, that wink to the adventure of creativity, and touch upon our ecstatic relationship to color. Color has such a unique effect, like music or scent, on our individual psyches. These pieces are about gratitude, about happiness, and in a way about patience and renewed energy. The lines are clean and the cross sections purposeful, they reclaim pure intent with the juxtapositions of color and clear a path into lightness and new growth.
As we head to North Carolina for the spring edition of HPMKT, we will unveil complete sets of images from both collections.. that and more, so stay tuned! Check back in the AT MARKET section of our website for updated show line sheets and event information.
What inspired you this spring? Share if you have a minute, and see you soon in High Point!