Tuesday, July 20, 2010
"A Designer Repairs"
Since the publication of Constantin Stanislavski's definitive study of the actor's inner process in preparation for the stage, "An Actor Prepares," countless drama enthusiasts have lampooned the title with the variation "An Actor Repairs."
However satirical, the assertion is valid, not only in drama, but in all art and creativity: much of the work consists not so much in the preparation, but in the modifications, the alterations and corrections.
Here is Nixia Varela LaMar making adjustments in the middle of a photoshoot just as she does backstage moments before her creations move down the runway for exhibition.
Colorful, artistic presentations begin in simple black and white....work.
at 2:00 AM