Tami Mnoian

Dancer and Designer: Martha Graham + Isamu Noguchi

Of dancer and choreographer Martha Graham, three adjectives come to mind: prophetic, prolific, determined. Graham was the daughter of a psychology doctor who was interested in the ways in which “people used their bodies.”* It seems inevitable that she would dedicate her life in a similar, if not parallel, direction. As a dancer, Graham...

Rachel Beach Hunts and Gathers

Rachel Beach is a storyteller…though not in words. Her medium is three-dimensional wood sculpture, where she plays with edge and surface, each piece telling a tale, existing as an extension of the artist’s imagination and thought process. “I am obsessed with translating ideas into objects,” she says. “The only thing that makes sense to...

The Message Is With Chad Silver

“I’m the kind of creative that’s all over the place,” Chad Silver admits. Whether the artist is traversing geography—Halifax, Nova Scotia, Brooklyn, New York, and currently Portland, Oregon—or artistic realms, his work is best described by Marshall McLuhan’s prescient dictum, “The medium is the message.” Silver’s output spans the gamut of materials—textiles, paper, wood,...

Laura Cattano: Life Arranger

Laura Cattano presents impeccably. She’s chicly understated, usually dressed in grays or creams, layers of cashmere or cotton or silk. Tiny and lithe like a dancer, her long brown hair tied into a neat ponytail. As a personal organizer, Cattano’s appearance is her calling card. She’s a three-dimensional example of her talents and professional...

In Process: Stencil1's Ed Roth

Ed Roth pays attention. Whether it’s twin sets of discarded high heels on the the street that he stops to photograph or a stenciled iron gate on a wall in Vinegar Hill, Roth is always finding hidden treasures in his daily life. It’s these unexpected occurrences that serve as the inspiration for his work...