New York City based artist and textile designer Terry Rosen has found success with her unique artistic vision of creating beauty from others’ discards. With a great deal of media buzz surrounding two exhibits currently displaying her latest work in found-object collage, one in New York City at Treasure and Bond and one in Hudson, NY at Culture and Commerce Project and with a renewed interest in her iconic ticket stub textile design made famous by Nicole Miller in the 90′s , Rosen has had an impact on both the fashion and art communities. Now, she will be applying her vision to the home design world, with an elegant decorative pillow collection from DQtrs that is featured in last week’s New York Times Home section.
Inspired by Rosen’s own collection of vintage costume jewelry bracelets ranging from Deco, to Scandinavian to Mexican styles, the pillows incorporate Rosen’s wry knack for making the inanimate look alive. Each design in the five pattern collection, featuring open and closed bracelet combinations, takes on new meaning when reflecting on each name: Swimmers, Birds and Fishes, Courtship, Quartet, and Relationship. The pillows, which will are available in two sizes 17″x 17″ and 24″x 24″ and retail at $135 and $245 respectively, are offered in eight color combinations. A complimentary patterned back makes them doubly versatile. The pillows can be ordered online at www.terryrosen.com.
A native New Yorker with a B.A. in art history from Cornell University and an M.A. from New York Institute of Technology, Rosen began her career as an advertising illustrator for Macy’s and Bloomingdale’s. After trading several of her print designs for six Nicole Miller dresses, she became one of Miller’s most prolific print designers. Rosen’s innovation of creating “conversational” prints that depicted familiar and found items such as food labels, personal ads and fortune cookies sparked a huge industry trend and became the iconic trademark of Miller’s line. In recent years, Rosen has turned her interest in found objects to collages culled from city streets: laundry tickets, sales receipts, matchbooks, and gum wrappers are the artifacts she combines in journalistic fashion.