LIVES OF THE ARTISTS
Anne Maria Koskiluoma from Helsinki, Finland ... is a painter, curator and designer ... great-granddaughter of legendary sea captain Sigurd Johannes Baeckmann and soulful artist and muse Aino Helmi Keinänen ... a bouquet of kaleidoscopic years in Switzerland ... degree in textile design ZHdK, University of Arts Zürich, ... years in Chelsea New York City ... founded textile and fashion manufacture MAISON SORMUSTIN while living with family on wild Central European frontier ... Master of Advanced Studies in Curating, Institute for Cultural Studies ZHdK, University of Arts Zürich ... independent artistic, curatorial and research oriented engagements... currently rowing boats on Long Lake near Sammatti in her native land where she founded a "New Zion" for artists and visionaries called Tarukallio (the center of her world, and she OWNS it) ...
Originally from Houston, Brett Martin Davidson is a painter and songwriter... daddy a great sculptor ... mother a registered nurse ... High school in Waller County, Texas ... University of Houston (off and on) ...
on the road in strange automobiles between Los Angeles and New York ... Times Square ... amigos in jail ... dishwashing ... book reviews ... satori in Basel, Dublin and Helsinki ... West Coast palm trees and surfboards uncounted weeks. Later doing time in Helvetican Confederation ... he wrote 10,000 songs and stories scattered across 5 continents ... quit everything ... came back ... made tape to leave behind and fade in Orient awhile. His last years he spent painting, singing, and hobo-ing on planes and ships and trains and by foot with Whitmanic camerados on the Open Road. Brett left this Earth for Vuxor, the Tarukallian equivalent in more spiritual spheres.(December 2017)
Anne Koskiluoma Brett Davidson
artist duo, Finland, USA. www.koskiluomadavidson.com
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