If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you may know that we are really passionate about collecting, seeing, and supporting the making of art. In fact, last year I wrote a set of 4 posts to help you start your own art collection. Well since then, we’ve acquired a few new pieces that we absolutely love so today I wanted to share one of those with you! Our newest piece traveled all the way from Amsterdam, which is where collage artist Hagar Vardimon resides.
I first heard of Hagar on The Jealous Curator’s Art for Your Ear podcast. The artist in me nerds out when Danielle discusses the materials and process of the artists she interviews, and I found this discussion particularly inspiring. Hagar’s personality was so much fun, and that immediatley comes through in her work. It’s playful and witty just like I suspect she is in real life. I immediately started following Hagar on social media and a few weeks later, I saw this instagram pop up in her feed.
Isn’t it perfect? I was especially smitten because of Husband’s marching band background. So I shot her an email, and, while it wasn’t available in her shop, she agreed to sell it–score! I’ve been tracking the little package as it passed through customs and the USPS for a couple weeks, and Monday it finally arrived. I can’t wait to get it framed!