love me some miri orenstein. i’ve been admiring miri and her constant evolution as an artist for a long time.
first there was miri, the illustrator. then, after moving from israel to new york city, a new miri was born. the ceramist miri, who illustrated the most beautiful and real monochrome women on bowls, mugs and plates. but that’s not the end of it. there’s yet another new miri. the miri, who just moved to los angeles and began her new journey as a clay illustrator. in her new line of work, miri is all about vases. this time around, she gives each and every vase it’s very own interpretation and one of a kind touch. miri turned the clay into her blank canvas in which she adds body parts and creates women with all their glory and with their own sass and character. sometimes you’ll run into big buns, big hoop earrings or even big teardrops. one might say that these ladies have big personalities. miri’s vases also have an ancient vibe to them. imagine yourself part of an archaeological excavation and by the end of it, you’ll be greeted by these over the top women, with a look that says “i’m so glad you found me. i’m ready to join your home and be part of your life!”.
while looking at miri’s women, i fell in love with vera. i think it has something to do with the bun she rocks (like myself, who wears her hair as a top knot 99.9% of the time) and that gaze… a gaze that holds a thought.
btw, miri is also a trained photographer and i love the way her photography adds yet another layer to the background story of her lady vases.
Thank you See you soon