Posts by Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole

Margherita Cole is a Contributing Writer at My Modern Met and illustrator based in Southern California. She holds a BA in Art History with a minor in Studio Art from Wofford College, and an MA in Illustration: Authorial Practice from Falmouth University in the UK. When she’s not writing, Margherita continues to develop her creative practice in sequential art.

April 14, 2021

Yayoi Kusama’s Giant Polka Dot Sculptures Take Over the New York Botanical Garden

Since her early childhood, contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama has found creative inspiration in nature. From polka dot pumpkins to flower “obliterations,” she captures plantlife in her own distinctive style. Now, audiences will be able to see Kusama's colorful art installed outdoors in a new exhibition at the New York Botanical Garden.

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April 10, 2021

10 Illustrative Stationery Sets To Make Writing Snail Mail Beautiful and Fun

Between email, text messages, and social media, the internet has made it remarkably easy to stay connected with long-distance family and friends. Despite its efficiency, however, there's still something to be said for snail mail. The act of writing and receiving a tactile object is a precious exchange that can strengthen relationships near and far. If you're eager to try your hand at sending letters, then you'll need the right supplies.

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April 7, 2021

Artist Collaborates With the Wind Bringing Colorful Fabrics To Life in Dreamy Photos

Working with the elements can often feel like an uphill battle, especially for photographers. But California-based artist Thomas Jackson has adapted to the challenge by letting the wind be a collaborator in his art. Together, man and nature created a series of dreamy images featuring the mutable forms of colorful tulle soaring over Californian seascapes on the back of a strong breeze.

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April 3, 2021

Embroidery Artist Creates Rainbow Landscapes By Stitching Together Rows of Color

Every day at sunrise and sunset, the sky transforms into a gradient of beautiful colors. Los Angeles-based textile artist Jen Smith (also known as Jen Ann Handmade) captures this kaleidoscopic phenomenon in her distinctive nature-inspired embroidery art. She stitches various landscapes and seascapes in jigsaw-like sections using a variety of vibrant threads. “I was raised in a creative household—my mom was a maker, and my dad was a photographer,” Smith tells My Modern Met.

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