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Saturday
Jan192013

Kate Scott's Frontal Flowers Photography Now At Yellow Korner Galleries

‘Coco’ by Kate Scott‘Parfait’ by Kate Scott

‘Tangle’ by Kate Scott‘Tulipa’ by Kate Scott

Bouquets of flowers across the Atlantic to AOC and Anne’s dear friend artist Kate Scott.

Four of Kate’s divinely exquisite prints are now available online and internationally in Yellow Korner galleries. 

Yellow Korner writes:

Kate Scott was born in 1970 in Dunfermline in Scotland. Her photography is realistic and frontal. With a style between documentary research and an intimate visual testimony, this artist exclusively photographs plants, flowers in particular. Her motifs are magnified through enlargement and staging.

Sizes and prices:‘Amazon’ by Kate Scott

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AOC on Kate Scott …

David Austin Roses Inspire Our Humanity & Spirituality AOC Living 9/4/2011

Kate Scott work in process with David Austin RosesIf Eve had succumbed to a David Austin rose rather than an apple, I might believe her role in temptation story. Kicked out of the Garden of Eden, I only hope that Eve would have stripped the bushes bare with the knowledge that no matter what her and Adam’s suffering, her David Austin roses represented a sensual anchor that would last her beleaguered lifetime.

David Austin roses are a gift to humanity, one that inspires our best selves — flowers that elevate our spirituality and awe of the natural universe, all common themes at AOC.

I begged Kate Scott to share her David Austin work in process, as a prelude to showing you some favorite images of popular David Austin roses. 

We’ve discovered some extraordinary digital jewels this morning and I will devote more writing space to sharing these wonderful blog treasures. Anne

Kate Scott Photography

Kate Scott “Opus’Eye| Givenchy Dahlia Noir Fragrance | Kate Scott Dahlias AOC Living 7/12/12

MariaCarla Boscono fronts Givenchy’s ‘Dahlia Noir’ fragrance campaign by Mert & Marcus.

Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci loves dahlias, comparing them to his vision of beauty, danger and women. His creatures are mystical and mysterious, both male and female, strong and fragile — a vision of a modern goddess, says the Dahlia Noir website.

Sensual Flower Photographer Kate Scott

Tisci’s love of dahlia’s is shared by Anne’s dear friend Kate Scott, whose dahlia ‘Opus’ will debut at Corso Como on Thursday, July 19-Aug 10. Perhaps DahliaNoir could sponsor Kate in Paris, introducing her amazing dahlia’s at Colette.

Note that Kate Scott already has a presence at Paris art gallery Sakura.

‘Parfait’ by Kate ScottLouis Vuitton Honey Bees | Kate Scott Photography Parfait AOC Style 8/11/11

I first discovered Kate Scott’s photography in June, posting it on Sensuality News Curves Ahead.

In case there was any doubt, Kate Scott is not a one-trick pony. These new images — above on Vogue Italia and below on Kate’s blog — convey her extraordinary capacity to communicate beauty, meaning and sensuality through flowers. Simply stated, I am addicted!!!Anne

‘Inferno’ by Kate Scott 

Wednesday
Jul182012

Dahlia Noir Goddesses Are Mystical, Mysterious, Strong & Fragile, Tribal Creatures of Nature Says Givenchy's Riccardo Tisci

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Anne is writing …

Anilez Silva ‘Africa’ by Daniel Bracci Delves Into Women’s Collective Unconscious AOC Rebel

Looking at Daniel Bracci’s magnificent images of Anilez Silva entitled ‘Africa’, my rational mind says “don’t go there, Anne”. Our politically correct world only sees stereotypes where you see art and connection.

After all, Anilez Silva is fiercely tribal, sensual, erotic, impenetrable, dangerous, ancestral, aboriginal and ancient. She is ferocious, native, natural, primeval and primitive; turbulent, unbroken and proud. 

My friends at Jezebel would probably hate her. We tend not to see eye-to-eye on a few issues, and this is one of them. Are Bracci’s images stereotypical? Racist? I’m not an African American — or African woman — or African Parisian woman, so I can only speak to how these images affect me personally.

When the subject is Africa, I have a visceral response that another person might have with India. Most Americans have no visceral response at all, in terms of connection with “foreign” imagery, but this is not the case for me.

Wandering through Paris on a creative mission for Victoria’s Secret, my affinity for African art brought me a small museum in Paris called Musée Dapper, located then in a small townhouse at 50 Avenue Victor Hugo. I went there after the breakup of a serious love affair (again), wanting to escape current reality for an hour.

Thankfully, when I entered the almost colonial feeling townhouse of the old Dapper, it was mid-afternoon and raining, leaving the museum empty. Drawn immediately to a room of mounted masks, I sat down on a bench, alone with ancestral voices, personifications of good and evil, oracles from the spirit world, and witnesses to history. Almost instantaneously, I was overcome with an intense sorrow.

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Eye | Givenchy ‘Dahlia Noir’ Fragrance | Kate Scott Dahlias | Phoebe English AOC Style

MariaCarla Boscono fronts Givenchy’s ‘Dahlia Noir’ fragrance campaign by Mert & Marcus.

Givenchy creative director Riccardo Tisci loves dahlias, comparing them to his vision of beauty, danger and women. His creatures are mystical and mysterious, both male and female, strong and fragile — a vision of a modern goddess, says the Dahlia Noir website.

‘Opus in Red’ by Kate ScottGivenchy’s ‘Dahlia Noir’ Woman Is A Freja Goddess GlamTribale

Granted, most of the goddesses enjoyed powerful personas. But writing about the Givenchy woman, GlamTribale’s Freja Goddess collection came to mind, and also the dahlias of my dear friend, photographer Kate Scott.

Kate’s erotic, deeply-sensual dahlias express the feminine strength expressed in the design of our Freja collection.

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Wednesday
Dec282011

Lusting for Margaret Thatcher | World in Revolt | Don't Worry, Be Happy | Helen Frankenthaler Tribute | Kate Scott Orchid

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Anne is reading …

Meryl Streep as former British Prime Minister Margaret ThatcherAmanda Foreman’s Newsweek piece on Margaret Thatcher spends two paragraphs on Meryl Streep’s latest role as Thatcher before diving into a biographical history of ‘The Iron Lady’ or her more fashionable name ‘The Handbag’.

Thatcher’s handbag, at first a symbol of weakness, had become a thing of unparalleled power. “The men I talked to about Thatcher,” says Streep, “claimed when she reached for the bag, you just never knew what was going to come out. Your heart went into your feet.” At one cabinet meeting the ministers arrived to find her absent but the iconic article sitting on the table. “Why don’t we start,” suggested the environment secretary. “The handbag is here.” The handbag became her leitmotif, marking her out as a prime minister who was part Lady Bracknell and part Winston Churchill. Politicians who fell foul of her were often described in the press as having been “handbagged”—a cross, in effect, between a mugging and an evisceration. In 1988 U.S. Secretary of State George Shultz presented her with the Grand Order of the Handbag—an Asprey bag stuffed with her one-liners.

Foreman’s piece is fast-moving with specific details about Thatcher’s youth and rise to power, her marriage and motherhood, and her equally formidale and almost heroic demise. 

World in Revolt

Illustration by James Dawe; Photos: Bloomberg (2); Getty Images (59); Polaris (3)The world has never been richer, healthier, or safer writes Bloomberg Businessweek in ‘Year of the Fist’.

The protests highlighted the gap between this era’s advances and the sense, at least in the developed world, that we’re out over the edge of the cliff, legs spinning frantically before a humiliating cartoon fall.

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Don’t Worry, Be Happy

Over the last decades, it’s politically-incorrect not to have a smile on your face, unless you’re a Tea Party Republican. Medical research says that being positive improves our health and probably helps us live longer. We will make more money being optimistic and rise higher within the corporation.

Today’s smiley-face world has no room for moping around. “Go get a job,” is the mantra for strugglers — unless their carrying placards about America’s federal decicit.

Psychology Today reports that researchers are taking another look at blanket optimism, thinking that making optimism a cult could be a bad state of America’s national mind. Simply stated, those yellow grinning faces fail totally to capture the complexities of human motivation.

Very important in today’s world is the question of whether eternal optimism prevents people from accurately assessing risk.

Greatest Invention Is?

Writing for the Economist’s More Intelligent Life, Samantha Weinberg considers the third in a series of Big Questions: what is the best invention ever?

Tools? Language? Certainly for women who have access, it could be birth control. How about the electrical motor?

Weinberg makes her case for why the Internet trumps everything that has come before it.

Image Right: Anne’s dear friend, and photographer of sensual flowers Kate Scott is again featured on Vogue ItaliaMore Kate Scott on AOC.

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‘Nature Abhors a Vacuum’ (1973)

The art world mourns the death of artist Helen Frankenthaler, described by WSJ as “bridge between Pollock and what was possible,” said fellow artist Morris Louis.

Frankenthaler’s metaphorical attachment to the power of nature — its forms, its moods and its unbridled power defined her aesthetic.

On a somber note, there hasn’t been a full-dress retrospective for Helen Frankenthaler in more than 20 years. Of greater concern, her gallery Knoedler & Co., closed abruptly last month. “Greatness abhors a vacuum,” writes WSJ.

Plant Species Naming Backlog

Thankfully, botanists can move forward with naming nearly 2,000 new species of plants, algae and fungi each year without knowing Latin. Indeed, the naming of new species has almost come to a grinding halt to do the dearth of Latin-writing botany specialists. 

On New Years Day 2012, new rules passed at last summer’s International Botanical Congress in Melbourne, Australia, take effect: the botanists voted to leave the lengthy and time-consuming descriptions behind. Equally important, the group gave up their concerns about the impermanence of electronic publication, voting to allow official descriptions to be set in online-only journals. via Scientific American

Kate Scott Orchid