The older I get, the more often I have the melancholy experience of finding someone who’s work I really admire, looking them up on the internet…and discovering that they have passed away.
Often quite recently. Had I just looked up Akira Blount’s work a few months earlier, I could have sent her a fan letter telling it was beautiful.
I’ve been wanting to try doing a doll with a lot of natural twigs—lord knows I’m sitting on the frickin’ strategic reserve of the things—and she did it really really well. When I was looking up examples, her stuff came up over and over (and rightly so!)
Ah, well. Someday somebody will undoubtedly be saying the same thing about me.