Thursday, March 12, 2015

Living With Art: 5


When we see art posted on the blogs from our community, by far the majority of times it is a cropped picture of a particular piece. We don't often get to see pictures of the art in the space where we actually live. Hanging art. Art on the walls. Art over the couch. Art leaning on the bookcase shelves.

Living with Art is about showing and seeing art in real life settings. Every Thursday I will be posting a series of images shared by creatives showing all of us just how art is displayed in their spaces. Each participant is opening the door and inviting us all into their surroundings. Please contact the artist if you would like any information about the pieces on display. If you want to share yours, simply email me an image, a few lines about your artistic aesthetic, and a link to your own online site. Now sit back, relax and enjoy the show.

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and here is week 5...


We live in a Victorian, three story town house and our home is an eclectic mix of treasures. We love collecting art from fellow artists, old religious items and unusual curios, including skulls and antlers. Our displays change regularly, so there's always something interesting for visitors to see when they come round.

I live in a small house so I have no choice but to live with a great deal of art. When you walk in the door you are in the dining room which has high ceilings and I out art up the wall as high as I can. I use this space for display of both my own art and that of others. This photo shows the left side of the dining room but the other walls are pretty similar with art and dishes and displays that strike my fancy and delight me everyday. Hence the name for my Facebook business page. 

Every corner of my house has to have some touch of art; be the garden, the house decoration, the studio mainly.

We installed the slat wall in our living room. It's great for easily repositioning art and shelves as things change and grow.

I surround myself with art that means something to me on a soulful level - art that speaks to me in a language that I understand.

As an interior designer for many years, I consider it my mission to encourage everyone to choose art they love, that speaks to them in some way. Art should not be chosen to coordinate with room colors or a them in your home; art should reflect your personality and what you love. Art in my home is eclectic and colorful, representational and abstract, Asian and homemade; I love it all!

This is part of my home studio where I produce my mixed media paintings, book sculptures, art books - the list goes on. Stuff is important to me. Stuff defines me. Some say "less is more"?... I don't think so!

13 comments:

Angie said...

I am so much enjoying 'Living with Art'. Thanks, Seth.

Sally MacCabe said...

How wonderful to see other peoples spaces too... knew it would be. Inspired idea Seth, thank you.

elle said...

This my favourite series, Seth. I'm looking at my surroundings differently and wondering 'what if'???

Gigi Harlan said...

I love all seeing the art people surround themselves with! It's a little peak into their souls. How cool is that!

BLockHEad said...

Janet Hickey, we have the same chair :)

Connie Rose said...

I love seeing other people's homes with art. Thanks for this cool series, Seth!

Robert said...

Great post, Seth! Really wonderful to see how people integrate art into their homes, studios, and daily lives.

Jo Murray said...

All great...but I particularly love the ones that look like they live in a shop!

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Such fun to see what artists chose to live with - usually a whole lot! :)

Caterina Giglio said...

this is such a great series... I hope you do this regularly ... and thanks again..

JackieP Neal said...

WOW! Again so many beautiful spaces here!! The art and the environments created by the owners are striking and inspirational!!
And now, I must have that slat wall like Janet has! heehee
Thanks so much Seth! xx

Kay Wallace said...

I love "window peeking!" Another great installment of "Living With Art," Seth. Brilliant project!

Diva Kreszl said...

I have been reading your posts for about a year now after being introduced to your work by Kecia Deveney. I have never commented but wanted to do so today to let you know how much I am enjoying this series, Living With Art, you have introduced us to so may great artists such as your self, thank you!