After your walls, the most natural place to put a piece of art is around your neck. Hermès has been partnering with artists to design their iconic scarves for years, after all, and the concept of translating abstract art into neckpieces has also recently been explored by Houston's Manoosh, which creates gauzy textiles out of the abstract paintings of artist Marilyn Biles.
That's the concept behind Houston-based Rozendove, which wants to create a platform for local and international artists to manufacture, market and sell their work in new ways. The company has partnered with 20 local and international artists to re-interpret their work on silk scarves for its first limited-edition collection.
The collection ranges from the colorful, geometric work of prolific Houston street artist Daniel Anguilu to the monochrome study of flowers by Iraqi-born Houston artist Nazar Yahya. Among the artists who are represented in the collection are Houston's Shelbi Nicole, Betirri Bengtson, Soody Sharifii and Michael Golden, alongside international talents like Toronto's Kareem Risan, London's Ali Jabbar and New Jersey-based Danielle Frankenthal.
Rozendove's 100-percent silk scarves start at $275 for a 36x36-inch square, with slightly higher prices for rectangular scarf designs by Anguilu and others, available at rozendove.com.