Cotton Candy MachineArt Boutique
Cotton Candy Machine is the new art boutique created by Tara McPherson and Sean Leonard located in Brooklyn, NYC. Specializing in art prints, posters, apparel, books, toys, and more by a variety of contemporary artists. Cotton Candy Machine hosts monthly art shows, events, and signings, and is the exclusive shipper of all Tara McPherson's merchandise. Opened it's doors to the loving public on April 9th 2011.
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Tara McPhersonOwner / Art DirectorTara McPherson is the owner and Art Director of the Cotton Candy Machine. Tara loves all things Cotton Candy. And Red Vines. And Peppermint Patties too. (But don't tell the Cotton Candy that). She is known for her paintings, rock posters, toy designs, and sweetly subversive imagery.
Sean LeonardOwner / DirectorSean Leonard is the Owner and Director of the Cotton Candy Machine and enjoys playing records while he works. "The Art of Making People Happy" has been his life long creative mission. Sean worked for many years with Alex Pardee as part of his creative collective Zerofriends where he perfected the art of storytelling. He is as tall as John Cusack.
Lyejm Kallas-LewisBoutique and online assistant Lyejm is a former student of Tara McPherson's at Parsons School of Design, where he graduated with a degree in Illustration. Chances are if you stop by the boutique you'll meet him. He is primarily known for his boxcutting and supreme packing skills. In his free time when he isn't rocking out at the Cotton Candy Machine he works as a graphic designer / illustrator and also makes rings and other pretty things. Pies and peanut butter cups are his favorite food groups.
Riley ZiesigEvent Photograher
After winning a junky 35mm point in shoot in a grade school raffle, Riley quickly became a photographer extraordinaire. Suddenly, no lamppost was mundane, no puddle uninteresting, no cloud or flower too cliche. After years of countless rolls of tacky subject matter, Riley finally grew up, and so did his work... thank god.