A small gift for following along with me on this amazing journey (and a lovely way to carry around some art in your pocket).
I was browsing through a book on Art Nouveau recently and discovered a small selection of matchsafes. In the late 1800s, after friction matches were first introduced, they had the unfortunate habit of sometimes bursting into flames in your pocket...
The minute I discovered these images from Art Young's pen and ink drawing series "Trees at Night" from the 1920s, I was completely enthralled by them. There has always been something about the shapes and movements of trees that has called to me.