Nathalie Jolivert

"Drawing by hand stimulates the imagination and allows us to speculate about ideas, a good sign that we are truly alive" Michael Graves for the New York Times

From the Movie Chico et Rita_ Inspiration for representation of Covered sidewalks… Relationship between Downtown Port-au-Prince and Havana

— 3 months ago with 2 notes
#inspiration  #chico et rita  #havana  #galeries trottoirs  #port-au-prince 

Self-Portraits 2013_ Acrylic Paint and Charcoal on Paper 

— 4 months ago
"…ownership is the most intimate relationship that one can have to objects. Not that they come alive in him; it is he who lives in them. So I have erected one of his dwellings, with books as the building stones, before you, and now he is going to disappear inside, as is only fitting."
Unpacking My Library | Walter Benjamin
— 4 months ago
#Spatial Narratives 
Je vis, Je meurs de Louise Labe

Je vis, je meurs ; je me brûle et me noie ;
J’ai chaud extrême en endurant froidure :
La vie m’est et trop molle et trop dure.
J’ai grands ennuis entremêlés de joie.

Tout à un coup je ris et je larmoie,
Et en plaisir maint grief tourment j’endure ;
Mon bien s’en va, et à jamais il dure ;
Tout en un coup je sèche et je verdoie.

Ainsi Amour inconstamment me mène ;
Et, quand je pense avoir plus de douleur,
Sans y penser je me trouve hors de peine.

Puis, quand je crois ma joie être certaine,
Et être au haut de mon désiré heur,
Il me remet en mon premier malheur. 

Louise Labé (1524-1566)

— 4 months ago
#inspiration 

Ed Ruscha, Forever my Favorite 

— 4 months ago with 1 note
First stab into my thesis on Spatial Narratives (Summer 2011) 

First stab into my thesis on Spatial Narratives (Summer 2011) 

— 4 months ago
Going Down Memory Lane

"Art for Art’s Sake" and "Pure Poetry" appear, and subject-matter or content becomes something to be avoided like the plague

Mexican Muralists- Desmond Rochfort

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When I graduated from high school at Miss Porter’s School in Connecticut, my art teacher gave me a book on Mexican murlaists. For having been inspired by watching the film on Frida Kahlo’s life for my photography class, I had begun working on self-portraits and large pieces depicting Haitian party scenes in the style of Frida Kahlo and her long-life partner Diego Rivera…. [to be continued]

— 4 months ago
#retrospective  #missportersschool  #memoir 

Just in time for Black History Month: Mecanoo, Martinez + Johnson selected to redesign Mies’ MLK Memorial Library in DC 

— 5 months ago
This year has started with quick intense deadlines for me. After going through an intensive workshop; handing-over a problematic project, submitting the final schematic design package for another current project, and moving to our new office, I am finally able to take a breather… and that is right on time to celebrate my birthday with three of my closest friends since “le Secondaire”. This will also be an opportunity to get-together with friends I have not seen yet since the beginning of this year. Calling my guests over the last few days and officially sending an e-vite today has made me feel so happy. I am really looking forward to celebrating our birthdays together this weekend. A quarter-century!! Pas mince affaire :-) #25isthenewsweet-sixteen 

This year has started with quick intense deadlines for me. After going through an intensive workshop; handing-over a problematic project, submitting the final schematic design package for another current project, and moving to our new office, I am finally able to take a breather… and that is right on time to celebrate my birthday with three of my closest friends since “le Secondaire”. This will also be an opportunity to get-together with friends I have not seen yet since the beginning of this year. Calling my guests over the last few days and officially sending an e-vite today has made me feel so happy. I am really looking forward to celebrating our birthdays together this weekend. A quarter-century!! Pas mince affaire :-) #25isthenewsweet-sixteen 

— 5 months ago
#party! 
Beautiful Gingerbread house in Bois-Verna; photo taken during a tour of Downtown Port-au-Prince organized by Voyages Lumiere for the AA Visiting School in Haiti (January 2014)

Beautiful Gingerbread house in Bois-Verna; photo taken during a tour of Downtown Port-au-Prince organized by Voyages Lumiere for the AA Visiting School in Haiti (January 2014)

— 5 months ago with 1 note
#gingerbread houses  #bois-verna  #urban-heritage  #architecture  #tropical architecture 
"Fils de Jah" 
I really like all the calligraphy used for signage in shops in Haiti

"Fils de Jah" 

I really like all the calligraphy used for signage in shops in Haiti

— 5 months ago with 1 note