Natural Curiosities was another great visit Veronika organized for the Modenus BlogTourLA. Located in a breathtaking former recreation house space, this art house has been most inspiring.
Christopher Wilcox and his team of artists and designers are creating all art work in these studios in Los Angeles.
We have been lucky enough to get a peek behind the scenes during the creative process (and believe me, there is nothing more I love than a glimpse of a good making of).
From entomological and botanical to oceanic and geological, they collect the most beautiful and even intriguing specimens, prepared with natural treatments for longevity, and curate them into display frames.
The butterflies you see here are coming from butterfly farms where they are collected once ended their natural life cycle.
Christopher Wilcox pointed out some interesting thoughts during our visit like he believes breaking the rules is essential for any creative process. I wish I’d apply that more often :-) …
What an absolutely wonderful place Gudy-exactly the sort of thing I love! How amazing to be able to work in such an environment! xx
I know! The whole place was stunning!Perfect height, perfect light, loads of ateliers and creative people in there…xx
What a fantastic place to work and to visit Gudy! I can only dream of working in a space like that. I loved everything in it. xD
iI’s all about finding abandoned spaces in the outskirts which will get en vogue with the time and be brave enough to be the pioneer in the area. I believe those places still exist.
Love this place Gudy – I’d LOVE working( or even living there) – and I’m glad to hear the butterflies had died before they got pinned ;-) Happy day sweetest friend,
Yep, that was my first question when I saw them pinned in hundreds…xx back to you!
Hahaha! Was just thinking the same as Anya… glad the butterflies cam to a natural end before..
An amazing space… how exotic! You know I love curiosities:-)
I know, you made it pretty clear on your last post which is gorgeous:-)
You lucky lady, Gudy! This is THE one place that I would give anything to visit. Love the space, love their work. Fabulous!
Yes, it’s one of those visits you’ll remember!
Oh I bet you loved it, seeing them work. I’ve always loved butterfly displays, albeit ones that have died naturally like these (very important to point out!). Mel x
It seems we were all interested in the same question…x
Your photos perfectly capture the creative spirit of the space, Gudy. It was fun to take a step back to last week and feel like I was right there in the space, again! x
That’s nice, Will! Just missing the summer temperature there and lovely food we had!x
Fabulous pics Gudy!! You have such a wonderful eye!
So do you! Thks, Lynn. I enjoy your pics too!
Beautiful write and photos Gudy. An interesting and inspirational place. x