Stop to Smell the Cherry Roses
by Caztopher Johansinner
Art Critiques of America, November 2015
Hello Art Fans! This month's featured review comes from Berkeley, CA. While I was traveling through the bay area I stumbled upon a show held at the university. I was surprised to see such global headliners of artists together in a group show, and wondered why I did not receive a press release about this! The crowds were thick as everyone gathered around each work, listening to the artists (those who were able to be there) talk about their featured worked. Those who were not able to attend sent representatives to speak on their behalf. As I dined on the glamorous buffet of appetizers, fine wine, and expensive brews, I found myself intrigued by the arrangement of artists from minimalists to those of the exotic eccentric. This show had everything the eye wanted to see. There were performances pieces, interactive works, video interviews, functional art, installations, sculptures, as well as the arrangement of two dimensional art displaying beautifully blended colors and textures. Among these master works there I was specifically drawn to the crafty creations of Roxie Lane. I could not tell you why, but perhaps it was her fine craftsmanship of her work , or it was the arousing thought of cherry scented flowers. Lane's work seemed to be the hot topic item of this years fashion, pantie purses. What a concept! A sure win in all the fashion boutiques and I would not be surprised to see it appear in the runway shows this coming spring. Her choice of detail and fine seamstress skills make this work a winner! Unfortunately I did not get a chance to speak with Miss Lane, but her representative gave us the insight of her work, and it is easily available online at Etsy! It seems she is doing very well with these and there are new lines in the works. I see the craze of pantie purses taking over the country, overflowing to the European fashion markets. I am excited for the new line in progress and will keep my readers posted when they are available. Way to go Roxie, a sheer success!
Pantie Purses , 2015
panties, acrylic, thread, fabric