Pairs: Shoes and Rothko

Mark Rothko Untitled (Brown and Gray) 1969, Argila desert boot in gray suede

Mark Rothko Untitled (Brown and Gray) 1969, Argila desert boot in gray suede

I have always been drawn into Mark Rothko’s paintings. The subtlety of color, the depth of layers and the mood they evoke, how do you not envelop yourself into his work?  It is a little how I feel when I look at these shoes. The texture, the colors and the rich tones that you can only achieve from making shoes from suede or nubuck.  Do you see the similarities?

Mark Rothko Untitled (Green, Red, Blue) 1955,  Officine Creative Lace-up boot in rustic green

Mark Rothko Untitled (Green, Red, Blue) 1955 , Officine Creative Lace-up boot in rustic green

Mark Rothko Untitled(Blue, Green, Brown), 1952 and Officine Creative purple oxford

Mark Rothko Untitled(Blue, Green, Brown) 1952,  Officine Creative purple oxford

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Mondays, Maggie Muses: Abstract Obsession

Hi, I’m Maggie. My husband (Legh) and I own re-souL. I like to “muse” about things that inspire me. Especially on Mondays.

I have always appreciated art, especially abstract and modern art.  Maybe it’s because abstract art is not a literal depiction.  It’s NOT an interpretation of the external but more of the internal.  I imagine the artist’s thoughts, how the work was conceived and why it was important.

Then it is the process of creating. I love to look at the artist’s execution of color, shapes and brushstrokes. I like breaking down the components as individual steps in the creative process and then, reassess as a whole.

Here are some examples of what has been inspiring me as of late.


Caroline Wright – Drip and Line Series, August’s Humid Decline 2009


Belinda Marshall – Self Fulfilling 2


All the Sins of the Moon, 2013 by Xochi Solis via Design for Mankind

To view more works from these artists please click on their links or visit Maggie’s Pinterest board here.