We view the world through our own personal lens:

Our eyes, our camera, our perspective.


This project is about comparative vision.

Architecture as seen by a photographer with the camera.

Architecture as seen by a painter with paint on paper.

Same picture.  

Different voices.


It’s hard work to see.

What we think we recognize at first may not be what we come to know after time.

To breathe deep and stay still with one frame.

To look hard at the shapes and forms and lines and colors that make up the picture.


Its hard work to communicate.

To translate what is in our minds eye.

To find what stirs in our soul and convey that to another person.


I relished this moment.

To take the time to immerse myself in the act of seeing.

To have the ability to express what I observe through my hands.

And to have an experience that showed me that making art is nothing more than seeing with your soul.



Springing Onward and Forward

Lines are usually what shape a direction that one is going in. In school during math class, with graphite-heavy utensils ripe for erasing gripped in our hands, we were taught that lines could go on forever if they didn’t have a fixed point. This reminds Jillian that there comes a time for everything; much like the old adage, “Everything has a season.” And in cultivating the artist’s state of mind, she’s reminded of and inspired by a direction: forward. In a red pinstriped skirt suit, comprised of the Nadia blazer and Noemie, Jillian Kaufman-Grano takes a paintbrush in hand and strokes an image into life.

“Art almost acts like a translator for me. Instead of words, it’s images and feelings and meanings that can be conveyed to something physical.” She smiles. “It really goes beyond words. And that can be clothes, or art, bags, poetry, anything.”

Spring is a time for transition and rebirth and in a way, a clandestine way the weather paints the world back into life. It’s no surprise the image she chooses is one that seems to almost points toward a brighter day. And in the assuredness of her canvas, there’s a confidence that feels she’s constructing a new beginning that she’s ready to fill the gaps of.

The same way she mixes different materials to reveal shades and dimensions, she applies that openness her design process. And art is really about being open. New experiences, sensations, criticisms, constructs inform and influence and seep into the artwork. And maybe even work against each other.” As Archerie continues season after season, it branches out to new territories of personal style and understandings of art as a conduit to expression.

Kiara Mills

Images and Video shot by @FHC_LAB