Caroline Zakka has an uplifting love for words, in tune with her life. Copywriter for the advertising agency Kayak Communication, her bold spirit enables her to see beyond what life can give. Between nostalgia and sweet legacies, writing has many purposes for her. We can’t wait to share them with you.
“The Priestess of Polka Dots”, a.k.a. Yayoï Kusama, is an avant-garde artist and writer of Japanese descent. After moving to New York in 1957, (with an extra push from Georgia O’Keefe), her artwork went from 2D to… infinity. While painting still remains one of Kusama’s daily artistic mediums, her forte lies in installation and sculpture. Melding aspects of her psychological past and present, with attributes of feminine, minimal, surreal, and abstract expressionist art, it is anirrefutable understatement to call Yayoï Kusama a pioneer of conceptual artistic expression – but I’ll let you decide. Today, we’re going to explore Yayoï Kusama’s obsessions with repetition and infinity – and why these obsessions have become mine, too.
Brian Wilson is the band leader of The Beach Boys, the renowned surf music band who peaked in the mid-sixties. We focus today on Brian’s genius (even though he several times made clear that this affirmation made no sense) during his psychedelic period, judged by numerous to be one of the most interesting in modern music history.
Elias Attea was born under New York New Moon on one of the coldest times of Buffalo’s history, or so the legend goes. While a yankee in heart, Attea crawled six-hundred miles as a baby to arrive and endure Tennessee’s hot, humid southern sunshine. While proud to be a Tennessee kid, Attea now resides in a quiet farm house in Western New York, shoveling snow, shit, and soil whist working on his practice as a spiritualist and writer (and paying the bills, somehow).
Juliette is a refreshing mind in the French skies. Based in central Paris, she graduated in modern literature and is now writing for a living. Sounds nice? Wait for what’s coming now.
Bonjour, Hola, Howdy y’all! I’m Shelly Simon – a busybody babe thriving and suriving one of the world’s most famous concrete jungles: New York City. I lay my head in Brooklyn specifically and do work across the five boroughs of this beehive.