Pretty much everyone who knows me knows who my favorite artist is...Liz Lomax. For the past (almost)6 years she has been an incredible friend, support & mentor to me and a few months ago got the most amazing commission on the planet...to create larger than life sized heads representing food network stars for the holiday windows at Barney's. Barney's is known for having the most amazing windows of any NYC department store, and I couldn't have been more excited and proud of Liz! (she deserves it, she's kinda awesome)
and my excitement reached an absolute new level whennnnnn....she asked me to help out!
being able to be a part of this has been so incredible. I can't thank her enough for the opportunity and will now share some amazing behind the scene pics...
this is Liz making Paula Deen...
and a finished paula deen with an almost done barefoot contessa!
below is amy (amy came in from texax to help liz for a month. she's amazing, so talented & when her website is up I'll tell you all it!! Hi amy!!!) & liz with a started emeril and guy fieri!!
this is my family & liz with a started anthony bourdain & bobby flay!! LOOK HOW BIG THEY ARE!
and a few random photos of liz's process...
When you're in your 20's and just trying to get by coming across someone like Liz can really change your life. I speak from an art student point of view, but really it applies to everything. That's the age where you're sorting our your career, etc and sometimes...lots of times...people turn away from what they truly love to do because it isn't "practical" or "traditional" as far as the job thing goes.
Then someone like Liz stands up in a lecture hall of college students and tells them that it CAN be done...ANYTHING can be done.
Having watched her career grow during our friendship, I know she means it and it gets more inspiring every day.
you can link to her website HERE and her twitter HERE and I can't wait to post more pics after the Barney's party tonight night :-)
and if you're in NYC go see the windows on Madison & 60th!!