Art Crush: Debra Baxter’s Outstanding Stone Carving

New York / Seattle jeweler Debra Baxter got her first big break back in 2009 when she released her now famous Crystal Brass Knuckles, aptly named I’m going to realign your chakras motherf***, yet I just discovered her outstanding stone carving work. When asked about her inspiration, the artist states: “There is a very obvious Eva Hess and Louise Bourgeois influence. But others are Bas Jan Ader and Tracey Emin, artists that wear their hearts on their sleeves and make work about longing and failure. I’m interested in the power that comes from being vulnerable and giving up.” If you fall in love with the sculptures below, you’ll covet everything from her DB/CB Crystal Bomb jewelry collection, a (somewhat) affordable line featuring semi-precious stones. Crystal lovers rejoice!

A Midweek Meditation On Zadie Smith’s Literary Brilliance, Michelle Obama’s Grace and Common’s Never-ending Creativity

This week, I’m leaning into love. Love for literature and one of its most brilliant minds. Love for our First Lady who feels like family instead of political royalty. Love for Common, a man whose trademark creative impulse shines on an unofficial remix of “Cranes in the Sky.”

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