Publications feature work by Lorna Williams '11 and Payton Cosell Turner '08
Posted 11.01.11 by mica communications
The work of two recent MICA alumnae made headlines in the New York Times and Elle Décor in September 2011.
An exhibition by Lorna Williams '11 (general fine arts) titled ‘brown baby' was featured in the Friday edition of the New York Times, which said readers should put Williams "on your artists-under-25 watch list." NYT compared Williams to a rural outside artist, who "mixes gnarly branches, roots and tree trunks, plumbing hardware, patterned paper, beads, feathers, doll parts, bones and lots more natural and non-natural stuff into pantheistic poetry."
Elle Décor dedicated a page in its Talent section to Payton Cosell Turner '08 (painting), who creates intricate hand-drawn, hand-printed wallpaper for her company Flat Vernacular. "I'm captivated by what Payton is doing," businesswoman Carol McFadden was quoted as saying in the article. "It's fun and wonderfully bespoken."
Image caption: "Dandelion Creatures," one of two wallpapers featured in the New York Times by Payton Cosell Turner.