Monday, February 21, 2011

Weekend Project: Interesting Art (3D style!)

I'm forever searching for interesting art to fill our many, white walls. Unfortunately, although I have no formal training in art, it never seems to fail that my eye falls to the priciest pieces. Not good.
So, I was delighted to see one of my favorite local artisans, a basket weaver, has expanded his repertoire to include many brightly colored versions of his traditional, woven wares . He weaves baskets from Taboa, an aquatic, grassy plant, similar to our cattails. I was instantly smitten with all the new shades, and picked out an assortment, envisioning them in a grouping somewhere in our casa.
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I initially thought they'd be best in a grouping, but Ben suggested a more linear placement, as we have a large, long wall in our entry. I couldn't argue with his idea, so I set him to work on the install.
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As any of you with children know, home projects inadvertently end up with several "assistants."
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Nevertheless, the arrangement turned out great, with a very gallery-like appearance. The limitation of my photo doesn't nearly depict how cool it looks.
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So, my 3-prong tip of the day for art is:
  • As much as possible, stay original
  • Think beyond the canvas, and
  • (sometimes) Listen to your Better Half. ;)

17 comments:

Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

Alison it looks great!! so colorful and happy! and your little is growing so fast! Beautiful family!

Regina said...

Good morning Alison.
It looks beautiful! It was worth to listen to your better half.
Have a great day.

christine {bijouandboheme} said...

I love the bright colours and the straight line placement is a brilliant juxtiposition of the more organic shape in the baskets- it looks so so good!!

My Interior Life said...

It definitely pays off to think outside the box. Love your art/baskets - very original! And those little helpers are adorable!

Clinton said...

Lovin this! Nice job!

Bailey@ peppermintbliss said...

Look at those NUGGETS!!!!!
the art is rad too.

Stephanie Sabbe said...

so happy! I'm ready for spring!

Life On Planet Mum said...

I love the arrangement of the baskets, the colors really pop! Your little baby is so cute to help you!

Christina L. de Armas said...

What a beautiful pop of color! I love how they look in the hallway! What a great idea!!
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Brilliant Chic said...

Color like that always makes me smile! Looks fab!

Jana said...

Fantastic!! Totally out of the frame idea for art, love it!!

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

LOver-ly! Lovin' the door too....so Girlie...just when are we going to get a full tour of Brazilian Casa Giese?? Hmmm????

Krista said...

Looks great! Oh, those colors make me miss my former life in Guatemala. Good thing I brought back plenty of souvenirs!

Carissa @ the Fabulous Design File said...

It looks fabulous! Awesome to find unique art.

Noelle at Gray Paint Decor said...

GOrgeous, and very original. xo

erin said...

those colors are gorgeous! (and so are your little helpers)

paula said...

so beautiful!