life was a willow and it bent right to your wind.

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currently reading the windsor knot by s.j. bennett.

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2021-04-22 00:48:42

    Spencer Finch - 366, Emily Dickinson’s Miraculous Year (2009)

    This work is based on Emily Dickinson in 1862, when she wrote 366 poems in 365 days. It is a real-time memorial to that year, which burns for exactly one year. The sculpture is comprised of 366 individual candles arranged in a linear sequence, each of which burns for 24 hours. The colour of each candle matches a colour mentioned in the corresponding poem. For the poems in which no colour is mentioned, the candles are made out of natural paraffin.

    Emma costume designer Alexandra Byrne on creating a confectionary Regency wardrobe. (EW Interview)

    "The Regency was the beginning of fashion becoming a real statement because of the circulation of women's magazines. So, I wanted her [Emma] to be the kind of the character that has the right clothes for the right occasion, the right season, the right time of day. She can dress entirely at her whim for the statement she wants to make. But we also have a story spanning a whole calendar year, so I wanted to use Emma as the person who has everything for every season. So, I developed a seasonal palette for her clothes, which then dictates the world around her. "