Thursday, April 30, 2015

Living With Art: 11

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 11...

My house is pretty minimally hung with art. Sometimes when I have been working all day in the studio, the last thing I want to look at is a complex piece of art.

Annie Coe
I love anything that comes from the natural world. Here with my painting I have fossils, rocks and bones collected on my hikes here in Taos, NM.

Phyllis Steinberg-Zauss
This little corner of our living room says a lot about who we are. I created the two abstract mixed media paintings on the right which reveal the combination of my sense of feeling alive as well as my need for calm. The piece hanging on the left is a saying from the Torah which means "no person shall be alone." Seeing this daily reminds me how grateful I am for the constant love that surrounds me.

Dorit Elisha
I live in an Eichler home, which means that many of the walls are actually glass sliding doors. Not much space to hang art BUT there is lots of natural light!  I painted one of the few walls in periwinkle blue. This is a great color for art in white frames. These pieces were created in different times of my life and they are part of my eclectic collection of art and fun objects.

Connie Rose
This is my art in my studio/living space. Most of the art on the walls is art quilts I made between 2009 and 2012. But there are also a few small pieces, painted and/or collage, which is what I am doing these days. Plus the needlepoint I did in the 1970s.
(and see more of how Connie lives with art here)

Lara Wineman
I spend the most waking hours in my living room, sitting on the couch directly next to the wall and find myself constantly looking at the pieces I have displayed as well as everything on the shelves I've collected. All the wall pieces are are things I've done over the years I really connected with. My ongoing conversation is "why can't I call myself an artist?" I still can't label myself that, but putting things I've created on my walls is helping me get one step closer...


Torch Song Tango said...

This is a fantastic post. As a nosy person of long standing, this is an enjoyable way to spy on the inside of these creative people's intimate lives and spaces. I will definitely be following in the weeks to come.

elle said...

I luv the idea of an art corner!

Sue Marrazzo Fine Art said...

All are so INSPIRING and Creative!
This really was a feast for the eyes!

Jo Murray said...

After following all these fascinating links I keep going back to Annie Coe. Wonderful!

Cate Rose said...

Thanks Seth. Glad to be part of another great collection of artists' homes!

Angi in hana said...

Tx Seth, it is so fun to see what other artist have on their walls, there really is nothing like creative minds! Aloha, angi in hana

Annie said...

Thank you Seth for including me here and thank you for all the support you show other artists.
Jo, thank you for the compliment
:-). Annie Coe xoxo

Jackie PN said...

I so enjoy this series Seth! Thanks so much!
Another week of wonderful vignettes of art!