Took a quick jaunt to Seattle this weekend to see the Nick Cave exhibit before it leaves.
The Seattle Art Museum has a wonderful exhibit of his Soundsuits on display until June 5. I've never seen anything like them. I like to scour thrift stores for items to use, but he takes it to a whole new level, making suits out of embroidered or sequined bits from clothing, doilies, rag rugs, old sweaters and afghans, toys, even ceramic birds. I couldn't take pictures, so these are from the web. Not all of these pieces are in the show, but there are plenty more that are very similar.
Some of the suits appear almost menacing, some like a spiritual totem, and most are highly celebratory. He has a wild imagination and it's a fun exhibit. I highly recommend it if you are in the Seattle area.
Seattle is a gorgeous city and I always find lots of inspiration there.
Beautiful decay at The Center for Wooden Boats:
And I love the graphic quality of this wool and silk pillow in the art museum gift shop. May have to play around with one of those.