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.
and here is week 9...
In another life, I might've been a Medici.
My art manifesto:
The art in my home is not there solely for my own enjoyment, but I try to consider the members of my own family...four men! When choosing the art I'll display, I select works by my favorite artists; themes of nature or women; still lifes...works that I enjoy and will also sit well with the men-folk. Of course, if created by me, then all bets are off and I'm hanging it, like it or not. (But they usually do.)
My husband, Zephren and I had over 30 pieces of our fine art rented by ABC TV studio to be used on the sets of the upcoming show Secret & Lies. They shipped the work back and the work filled our tiny home!
I surround myself with creations by people I know, colorful reminders of my creative tribe.
Almost all of my framed artwork is for sale. I keep a changing show in all the rooms in my home and living with this art gives me such great pleasure!
I'm a collector and I love to surround myself with discarded, found objects, curating them into interesting vignettes. This is a photo of a crib bed spring, which hangs in my den holding some of my favorite castoff items; the art is a self-portrait titled "Becoming Invisible."