Silvia Song has an amazing talent with wood and respecting its natural properties. The simplistic shapes allow for the wood patterns to act like an intricate painted pattern. I love the ebony bowls, the dark color goes beyond the surface. I love the indigo dipped bowls, I would have never thought to do that. The plates and knives are amazing. I tried turning a bowl once, just once. Silvia is truly an artist.
These glass sculptures by Ben young possess a quality of depth that is unsurpassed. The mixture of concrete, glass and bronze is a perfect combination of building materials. The glass replicates the water so nicely while the concrete provides a compound that can replicate land. I love that the small little buildings are created with bronze adding another complimentary earth element.
I didn’t know who Gego (Gertrud Goldschmidt) was until I acquired one of her lithographs and started doing some research. Her work with geometry is quite amazing. Her sculptures tell a story to the viewer but I think, what that story is, comes from the imagination of the viewer. I will save you my interpretation of her life story and work. There are some links found throughout this post that will let you learn more.
This is exactly what I would think of if you said the phrase “art filled apartment”. I really like the different styles going on. The juxtaposition mostly being with the architecture of the building. to just name a few Richard Prince nurse painting, an Alexander Calder mobile, Charlotte Perriand/Ateliers Jean Prouvé, Andy Warhol, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Pierre Jeanneret. If you would like a little more eduction as to the pieces in the pictures click over to AD to read the article.
Some of you may know that I have a soft spot for Murano glass so when I saw the glass Art by Anna Torfs, I was enchanted right away. I love the precision and exactness that her work incorporates. The clear polished edges giver her pieces depth so you can look into the work and see other amazing colors. The almost non translucent bowls are so cool. The pieces can take and manipulate light in such wonderful ways. Amazing work!
I completely love the work of Ceramicist Eric Roinestad. The culmination of sculpture meets functionality creates a beautiful result within his work. These particular pieces remind me of sea creatures like corals, sea urchins and others. The textures and colors are fantastic, they have amazing depth, adding the final character traits to the pieces.