"I work in a studio in Montreal in the crook of a bend in the railroad tracks. Meat packing businesses and car repair shops still outnumber artist's studios. On a bright day the sun can blind you as it beats on the walls of the blank industrial buildings. There is a curious bag of sun-bleached animal bones by the railroad track where I walk my dog and a white wall graffitied with cartoon-like clouds.
"On Tuesdays painted car body parts, unidentifiable out of context, lie glinting in the sun on the sidewalk for the scrap metal man to pick up in his rusty truck. Sundays, the area is a ghost town except for the stray cats who live in abandoned cars. I find this landscape stark, silent, and comforting in it's functionality. It is like living in a warm eddy where there is a steady loop of strange but familiar things that pass by your door. One can be fooled into thinking that life is predictable and simple.
"The Birds of North America Spring/Summer 2011 collection harkens back to what we thought was a simpler time as well..."
See what I mean?!! And let me tell you, I've just had a peek at Hayley's upcoming fall collection and you're gonna LOVE it too! I know, I know, let's not even mention next fall until we get some spring and summer - I'm with you.