Time spent in Atlanta catching up with my friends Matt Haffner and Laura Bell has me more inspired than I’ve been in years; touring their home and studios, meeting their daughter and just being around two of the most talented people I know has my mind reeling with ideas and motivation.
Matt’s experiments with encaustic, stencils, spray paint and drawing; as well as his large scale cut paper and wheatpaste installations are simple, clever and beautiful; check it out:
Matt’s wife, Laura Bell, is equally amazing; her art is delicate and intricate and absolutely beautiful. I love the layered soft/hard edged colors and blacks. These pieces really invite you to look closer and reward your eye with all of the tiny, subtle details.