Leila Jeffreys - Wild Cockatoos, 2012
When I was around 20, I used to be in the same circle of friends of this really cool girl who was older than me and who used to have parties that I somehow got invited to. Almost her entire apartment was draped with tapestry's, even the ceiling. I was in complete awe of her style and what I thought she represented. Her home evoked exotic chic and mystery,but the coolest thing about her place was that she had cockatoos in a giant cage that was almost floor to ceiling and looked like it was from Paris in the 1800's.The exotic birds in her apartment, with a collection of beautiful trinkets scattered about, was a memory that is etched in my mind forever, and has been an inspiration for my own home, or sometimes in my painting's. I never did get to know her, but my fantasy of her is still alive today, and especially when I see cockatoo's. Here's to being inspired by people we barely know, or by anything really, and having the memory stay with you for years to come.
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