Carolyn Meers

What It Takes to Be a World Champion Aerobat

You could call Kirby Chambliss a daredevil. But he would say he just takes “calculated risks.” As a world champion aerobat, he weaves ultra-lightweight single-engine planes through a harrowing series of “air gates”—marked by pairs of 80-foot-tall inflated pylons—with utter precision, all the while managing gusts of wind, occasional engine failures, and chest-crushing g forces. But this […]

Suzanne Syz’s Latest Jewelry is Artfully Vibrant

Suzanne Syz is best known for crafting bold pieces made with ultra-colourful, candy-like gems, and often draws inspiration from her personal collection of vibrant contemporary art. In addition to owning works by Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Julian Schnabel, Syz can count herself as a Warhol subject—she and her young son Marc posed for Warhol’s aptly […]

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