The New York Times Magazine recently interviewed SAIC alum Olivia Wendel (BFA 2010) about her new line of scarves. Wendel received her BFA in Painting from SAIC before moving to New York to work as a freelance print designer for brands like Kate Spade. Now, Wendel has launched a line of scarves in her own name, based on her black and white paintings. She told the NYT Magazine that she sees scarves as an “accessible way of sharing art.”
In the article, “Painterly Scarves That Celebrate the Female Form,” Wendel discusses her drawing and production processes, including leaving any errors intact: “I made a point of preserving the mistakes that happened, the splatter of the ink.” The line of six scarves includes paintings of her pet parrot, nature, and the female body. The collection launched in mid-November.