Artist Spotlight : Binka Rigava


Just look at that bead work! Think of all the time put into these pieces. I can't fathom how much time each portrait took. Each one is so carefully done and just so beautifully-executed! I wish I had to patience for something like this... I don't. I applaud people who have a delecate touch and can do this. The photographs were taken by Alfred Cheney Johnston of actresses from the 20s and 302s.  Binka was actually commissioned to do this work for Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. (The space is pictured below)


 Hotel Monteleone is a Literary and Historic landmark. The hotel has been open since before the 1930′s and has been written about in novels from authors like Hemingway,  Tennessee Williams, Truman Capote, and many more. The carousel in the bar is existing and has been there for over 70 years. The carousel even slowly spins completing a full circle once every 15 minutes.