Do you ever come across a piece of art that just reaches out to you and lingers in your mind long after you've left it? That's how I felt when I first encountered Alexandra Valenti's beautiful piece 'Rope Swing'. I was actually in a Wilfred boutique (for those of you unfamiliar with this Canadian line by the Aritzia team, definitely check them out!) and saw this piece which was a part of their store display and not for sale. I was instantly smitten but unfortunately none of the staff knew who the artist or source was. I snapped a pic on my phone to remember it and lingered in my mind for ages but I couldn't find it anywhere. Fast forward a year later, I was thrilled to stumble across the portfolio of Austin, Texas based artist Alexandra Valenti and there it was! I'm hoping to add this beautiful piece to my art collection very soon and I was also excited to discover Alexandra's other colourful and rather playful pieces. I might not stop at just one...
'Bird of Paradise'
All photos: Alexandra Valenti