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HFS Muse: Beatrice Wood

Posted by RD on 12/19/2020 to Women
Beatrice Wood
Beatrice Wood. Courtesy of Beatrice Wood Center for the Arts

Our newest muse is the legendary Beatrice Wood. Wood was an incredible contemporary artist, ceramicist and master glazer with the reputation of an alchemist, a key member of New York’s Dada movement, lover and long time friend of Marcel Duchamp and writer of a handful of books. She was the inspiration for the book, Jules et Jim and the character Rose in James Cameron’s Titanic. However, one of our favorite things about Wood is not that she had a colorful and somewhat shocking personality (even though we love that about her), and it’s not that she was a talented artist (though we deeply admire her for her work), but what we love even more is that her success came later in life and like fine wine, she just got better (and more interesting) with age. She was photographed, written about, and included in more exhibitions in her 80s, 90s and 100s than ever before in her life. 

HFS Muse: Sister Corita Kent

Posted by RD on 12/16/2020 to Women

Corita Kent Love is Here to Stay
Sister Corita Kent. love is here to stay (and that's enough)

In need of a little inspiration or just a jolt of hope for the world and humanity? Look no further than Corita Kent. An artist, educator and Roman Catholic nun, Kent was known for her Pop art made to confront social injustice. Active from 1950s to her death in 1986, she created screen prints covering issues of racism, poverty, and misogyny and her typography, print and day-glo colors proved incredibly influential for generations to come.