Debi van Zyl


Once upon a time, I mentioned that I was working on an exhibition that was opening this Spring. I can safely say it's like no other exhibition I've helped design and execute. For better and worse.

All those tough days of late have been in part due to this exhibition. One can get buried in the minutia of things, and rarely have I had the time to look up and see the big picture: this show, despite its challenges, is going to be materially beautiful. This is just one small part of the show, there are so many other gorgeous parts. I hope I can post more images as we get closer.

Last year, when I did some tests with dyed pieces of muslin and my hands stayed blue for a week, I could see the end result in my head. And while I'm not doing the actual work, thanks to JL and her band of creatives at the Autry, the image I had in my head is becoming real and it's better than I imagined.

All these blue squares, hand-dyed and all unique, are so beautiful up close. This picture, taken with my phone, does absolutely no justice. Please remind me to post better ones.
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