N.S. sculptor has work featured in famous NYC department store
Published Thursday, February 2, 2017 5:40PM AST
Last Updated Friday, February 3, 2017 9:00AM AST
The works of a Nova Scotia artist are being featured in New York City, next to clothing by world-famous fashion designers.
Most days, you'll find Sydney Blum working in her art studio in Tatamagouche, N.S. Her latest series of work is called ‘Icarus, Colour, Space,’ inspired by vibrations of colour and the story of Icarus flying too close to the sun.
“I used to, and still do, a visualization meditation and I would imagine myself just moving toward the light and so this is about that,” says Blum.
Blum’s collection was part of an exhibit at the Kim Foster Gallery in New York last fall. Officials with the luxury department store Saks Fifth Avenue visited the gallery, shopping for artwork.
“So they happened to come when my show was up and this slot was available and this was something new they were going to try, which was to juxtapose serious artwork with high fashion,” says Blum.
Several of Blum's pieces ended up in Saks Fifth Avenue window displays.
Blum says she felt apprehensive at first, not knowing how her art would look next to fashion.
“I also knew it would be a wonderful kind of exposure there, in the most sophisticated kind of environment of New York City.”
Blum feels she has the inspiration to create at least five or six more of these pieces. She's not sure where they'll take her, but if it's back to the Big Apple, she has no problem with that.
With files from CTV Atlantic's Dan MacIntosh