It is with pride that we present to you this series of artist interviews made at the historic Mabel Dodge Luhan house in Taos, New Mexico.
Bless Afton Love for the beauty beyond beauty that she is and makes. I first met Afton in my photo studio as a model for Golightly Cashmere. It has been a side thing she has done in the past, something she is very natural and good at, but as you will see here, modeling is only one dimension of the many fascinating dimensions of Afton. First off, her work is truly astounding. It’s the kind of thing you want to wake up and look at, also something you want to fall asleep looking at. I honestly don’t think this is something that can be said of very much art. There is a spaciousness and clarity to the work and when you stand and look at it, you feel it. It brings peace to its viewer and it is worthwhile. Just sayin.
Afton's art traces and captures the landscape that is our home and our deep human history. She's evolved from abstract art to a type of hyperrealism in large-scale brushed graphite drawings of rock formations in Northern New Mexico. Chosen as Roswell Artist-in-Residence in 2018, and her installation Ranging will be on display at The Harwood Museum in Taos May-June of this year.
“By showing these rocks as something that's alive, and something that's changing and evolving, even though it's on a geologic time scale, it might force us to look at ourselves in relation to that in that, sort of existential moment of 'am I big or am I small? Am I living or am I dying?”
Afton is wearing The Women's Cashmere Crewneck in Black, The Cashmere Tweed Turtleneck in Heavy Cream, and The Cashmere Watchcap in Natural.
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