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LISTEN ! a triptych

LISTEN ! is a triptych inspired by the urgency of the recent protests against systemic racial injustice.

In this critical time I feel an overwhelming need to pay attention to the voices on the street as well as to those from the past. Words matter.

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Another pandemic art project: 2020, Spring Interrupted

In the middle of preparing for Spring Open Studios this year…

the floral, spring-like environment that I had planned for my studio tour was suddenly interrupted, mid-hanging, thanks to the pandemic and subsequent lockdown.

Five months later, in preparation for another Open Studios, the four partially hung panels of peony details have become a virtual “Spring Interrupted”, while I complete the installation with a new collection of themed silk scarves on the facing wall.


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A pandemic art project: It Was The Grief

“We need people to see our truth here. We will not stop. We will not quit until this is over.” Julianne V., Covid ICU nurse in NY

… At the height of the Covid 19 pandemic, I was struck by a particularly powerful testimonial by a NY ICU nurse on FaceBook. It inspired me to create a work of art in that same spirit, to interpret and enhance the universality of her message. I selected specific quotes, laid them out rhythmically on a horizontal template, playing with text size, varying the words from blaring to more intimate. 24 masked faces punctuate the text rhythmically with what was available to me in our quarantine: a variety of face masks printed with my photos of urban art from cities hit especially hard with Covid 19. With no models available during the pandemic, for this piece I wear the masks myself.

This work is meant to be a tribute to all those facing the indescribable difficulties of working in a covid ICU day after day. The project’s goal is to elicit a strong emotional and empathetic response in the viewer.

Special thanks to Julianne V. for allowing me to use excerpts from her text, and to Liz Paez for hand sewing the face masks.


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Step into the Rhythm!

BETWEEN THE LINES, an installation in studio 308
I’m a lover of books. I love to look at them, to photograph them in sequences, to accumulate the images into large works and observe the abstract patterns made by their colored spines. I find myself seduced by the visual rhythms of the page ends of books.

Step into the Rhythm during the upcoming Fall Open Studios at STUDIO 308, 1890 Bryant Street Studios, San Francisco CA 94110.
Opening preview Friday October 25, 6-9 pm. Saturday October 26 and Sunday October 27, 11 am to 6pm.
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A summer exhibition in San Francisco!

Avenue 12 Gallery presents URBAN RHYTHMS _ Simo Neri: Photo Mosaics _ June 26 – August 16, 2019
Every city has a particular color palette. Ordinary urban details that we take for granted enter our consciousness subliminally. Focusing on a few of the cities I have lived in, I have represented features that describe a sensory geography of place. Each work tells a story, and in so doing describes a very personal sense of owning the city.
Avenue 12 Gallery
1101 Lake Street at 12th Avenue
San Francisco CA 94118
(415) 750-9955
Opening reception Saturday June 29, 4-7 pm.
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American Spring 2018: Signs of the Times

Moved and inspired by the courage and passion of the young MSD survivors of the Valentine Day massacre in Parkland, FL
I photographed the signs at the March For Our Lives in San Francisco, and created compositions for a new silk scarf and bandana, to honor and share the message and spirit of this important, student-led initiative.

When you purchase a March For Our Lives scarf or bandana, a portion of proceeds will benefit the March For Our Lives Action Fund.

Maxine Espanol is waving high an American Spring March For Our Lives silk scarf and wearing a March For Our Lives bandana. Photo by Sophie Dolan.

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“AMERICAN SPRING” CAMPAIGN 2017

Inspired by the Women’s March on Washington, and by the clever, witty, irreverent signs crafted by the marchers

I created compositions for a silk scarf and a cotton pillow cover celebrating the message and spirit of the march.

When you purchase a scarf or a pillow cover from the American Spring collection, a portion of proceeds will go to Planned Parenthood.

Paula Dias is waving high an American Spring silk scarf.

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH: MASKS in RED and WHITE

These amazing Korean masks were used in a variety of purposes…

…in war, ceremoniously to drive away evil spirits, and in the arts, especially in ritual dances and theater. The often horrifying or grotesque masks were used in shamanistic practices for their ability to evoke fear, and humor.

Limited edition prints, wall hangings, pillow covers, silk scarves, as well as silk and cotton shirts, are available upon request, or on our web boutique.

Model Devie Miles is wearing a limited edition MASKS in RED and WHITE silk scarf and shawl.

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH: TREADING WATER

This work is about time suspended…

… the same way a body suspended in water must tread the water in order to stay afloat. The moving legs and the water’s refraction and diffraction combine to create an abstract rhythm.

Limited edition prints, wall hangings, pillow covers, silk scarves, as well as silk and cotton shirts, are available upon request, or on our web boutique.

Model Devie Miles is wearing a TREADING WATER silk scarf and shawl on the Williamsburg waterfront.

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH: SCAFFOLD

Scaffolding can be beautiful.

This one is from the third phase of NYC’s High Line. The construction process turned out to be far more rewarding visually then the luxury high rise that appeared once the scaffolding was removed.

Limited edition prints, wall hangings, pillow covers, silk scarves, as well as silk and cotton shirts, are available upon request, or on our web boutique.

Model Rozi Uhl, wearing a SCAFFOLD silk scarf, is photographed by Fernando Paz.

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH: BROOKLYN WALLS

I am struck by the inventiveness, variety, and irreverence of the art that covers the walls of many cities.

The combination of creativity and technical talent is ever evolving, and I am impressed by the spontaneity with which these city dwellers express being part of a city.

Limited edition prints, wall hangings, pillow covers, silk scarves, as well as silk and cotton shirts, are available upon request, or on our web boutique.

Model Rozi Uhl, wearing a BROOKLYN WALLS silk scarf and standing in front of a TALKING WALL wall hanging, is photographed by Fernando Paz.

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH: TRASH

On a hot summer weekend in my Brooklyn neighborhood, I went “fishing” for street garbage with my camera.

I recomposed these images – my own form of recycling – as an attempt to reveal the underlying beauty of rejected objects, the virtuosity of a cascade of shiny materials and colors.

Limited edition prints, wall hangings, pillow covers, silk scarves, as well as silk and cotton shirts, are available upon request, or on our web boutique.

Model Rozi Uhl, wearing a TRASH silk scarf and standing in front of a TRASH wall hanging, is photographed by Fernando Paz.

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH: CITRUS

Though citrus is generally considered a winter fruit, its juicy, refreshing colors make it a great design to wear in the summer.

After collecting oranges, limes and lemons from my local fruit stand, I cut them into roundels which I then photographed randomly scattered on my light table.
Limited edition prints, wall hangings, pillow covers, silk scarves, as well as silk and cotton shirts, are available upon request, or on our web boutique.


Rozi, wearing a Citrus scarf, is photographed by Fernando Paz

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH: BOOKS

A rolling tide of… books.

This design is derived from a small segment of a 20-meter long, in situ installation, titled Marea, where I created a series of waves unfurling along a narrow corridor towards the viewer. The subject consisted of photographic sequences of books, seen from the page edge. The result was an actual “tide” of books advancing towards the viewer in waves.

Limited edition prints, wall hangings, pillow covers, silk scarves, as well as silk and cotton shirts, are available upon request, or on our web boutique.

Yogini Marta Quaglia is practicing with art pillow BOOKS I. Digital print on linen of details from the installation Marea.

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH: LOW TIDE

Stay cool… it’s time to go to the beach!

The large Bassin d’Arcachon near Bordeaux empties out completely at low tide. I took advantage of this phenomenon to wander around the marooned vessels, photographing their varied palette of bright colors available during this brief window of time.
Limited edition prints, wall hangings, pillow covers, silk scarves, as well as silk and cotton shirts, are available upon request, or on our web boutique.


Rozi, wearing a Low Tide scarf and tunic, is photographed by Fernando Paz

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DESIGN OF THE MONTH : SKY

After a long, dark, cold winter, spring is finally in the air in Paris and New York.

I have an urge to surround myself with blue skies and fluffy white clouds. Wearing this design inspires a sign of hope and promise.
Limited edition prints, wall hangings, pillow covers, silk scarves, as well as silk and cotton shirts, are available upon request, or on our web boutique.

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Eunhwa & Simo Neri : a CREATIVE COLLABORATION

Two artists – one from Korea and one from Italy – cross paths in Paris.

As neighbors they have seen and admired each other’s work. They share a strong aesthetic affinity and an adventurous spirit. Simo’s wardrobe contains many of Eunwha’s designs; and Eunwha is intrigued by Simo’s photographic compositions on fabric. For this ongoing collaboration, Simo creates the printed fabric, while Eunwha provides the garment’s design as well as her fashion craftsmanship. These unique shirts may be purchased for 370 euros, and are available at EUNHWA‘s Paris boutiques: 19 rue Dauphine, Paris 6th arrondissement and 19 rue Claude Bernard, Paris 5th arrondissement / +33 1 42 50 69 20. / www.eunhwa.com