Glam Shots

Here we can gaze upon Michelle donning Walrus dress #2, representing one of the animals in the fairytale Breaking My Spell.

This glamorous photo shoot was shot by the lovely Oddvar Örn Hjartarson.

Makeup by Ísak Freyr Helgason.

Walrus 2

See all nine photos here.

More photos from Breaking My Spell

Here you can see more photos from the performance on August 20th. Photos by Tyler Hurd.

Michelle getting ready to start the marathon in horse dress number 1.
Marching by the ocean in the puffin dress.
People cheering for Michelle in Walrus dress number 2.
Change stop. Michelle's wearing the fox dress and fox make up.
Kirk and Jenalee in outfits of their own creation. Note tandem bike!
Walrus dress number 4.
Michelle with her medallion!
The train on horse dress number 2.
Designer and muse, tired and proud.

Breaking My Spell on Tv

On Friday the 19th, a couple of days before the performance, Michelle gave a Tv interview to talk about Breaking My Spell. You can see footage from the photo shoot that she was doing that day with photographer Oddvar Örn Hjartarson.

She appeared on the after-news-special Kastljos on the Icelandic National Broadcasting Service Tv channel.

Here is the clip.

(You need a Windows Media Player plugin to view the video).

An Interview About Breaking My Spell

Have you been itching to know more about what Breaking My Spell is all about? Here you can read a fairly long interview with me about the project, as I wax poetic about our work process and give (gasp!) information about the outfits.

Read the interview on Michelle´s blog.

Logo by Carissa Potter Carlson

Here´s what´s happening in the present moment:

As the clock ticks down to the debut of Breaking My Spell (this Saturday at 8:40 no less) things are becoming more hectic. I know the heat is rising at the Art Posse headquarters what with some unforeseen setbacks. To top it off, I have been laying in bed since Saturday with a cold and fever dreams.

But I am confident that all will go well nevertheless, because on other fronts, the art gods have been smiling down upon us.

Plus we rock.

The Invasion Has Begun

Michelle Morby left for Iceland on Sunday with half of the art posse; Peter Max Lawrence and Kirk Wilder, to work on Breaking My spell. Now they’re there: Michelle training, Peter Max documenting and Kirk keeping it all together. Plus they have to do about a hundred other things. Jenalee Harmon, our style and makeup guru, and I will be arriving soon. In fact, I will be there on Tuesday!

The outfits are ready and soon Michelle will do a photo shoot with very talented Oddvar Örn Hjartarson.

Here are some photos of the art posse:

Michelle
Me
Peter Max
Kirk
Jenalee

About Michelle Morby

Breaking My Spell, the project that I am working on with artist and dear friend Michelle L. Morby is well under way. We have been doodling, drawing and drooling over fabrics and inspiration for the last few months and now we are seeing it all come together as our seamstress transforms my designs into actual outfits.

Michelle running with glee in one of our creations

I would like to tell you a few things about Michelle.

Born in Argentina and raised on the East Coast, Michelle has worked as an artist in many shapes and forms since 1998, as a performance artist, traveler, photographer and “lífskúnstner” (Icelandic for master of the art of joie de vivre). She is a graduate from the Speos Photographic Institute in Paris and the San Francisco Art Institute, where we met last spring.

Personal, humorous, visceral and sometimes sexy, Michelle’s work is worth your attention:

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