This is where I post my custom work: murals by commission, large scale landscapes, colorful portraits, painted furniture, and mixed media. I love being an artist; making things and changing environments with color, texture and illusion.
Sunday, June 17, 2012
From Relic to Snazzy
The "Kushner" Chair...after - I just love black and white...
An old chair was given to Cottage Chic (my shop) as a "do whatever you wish" project. It sat in the shop for over a year with its drab floral cushions and uninspiring finish. After painting it black to emphasize its lines, I had a brainstorm. Over thirty years ago, I was an intern/volunteer at the Fabric Workshop in Philadelphia when it was just getting started. Artists were invited to create designs that were silk-screened (hand pulled) in limited editions.
The Chair "Before"
Robert Kushner was among the first artists invited, and I was able to keep some of the first proofs that were pulled. I don't know what they were titled as I was unable to stay to see the project all the way through, but I found one of the images online at an auction house, so they are of some value! I just know how great the image looks on this chair. And it's really comfortable!