There's the age old debate over what is decor and what is art. In the gallery world of NYC if it is even suspected that an artist is creating pieces with an interior design esthetic in mind, his paintings will be immediately relegated to the cheap seats while the most unapproachable and purposefully unattractive works stand front and center in the spotlight of genius.
Well, when we say Art around here, we mean Decor. I mean, what's more important than the private world we live in ? What means more ? A statement ?... or a fabulous kitchen? And as a weee small artist from Jersey nothing thrills me more than when the stuff I (and Aaron) make acts as an anchor/centerpiece/theme for someone's decorating project. When we receive photos from clients/collectors showing how our work works in their homes...it's like Christmas! (please send more.) Some forthcoming pics we're dying to see are from a gal named Kristin who had the fab idea to fashion a kitchen backsplash out of our 4x4's . She got a few 4x4's from us in the past, did some measuring, and decided that the 4x4's would fit perfect in her bakery theme kitchen. So... she asked if we could do sixteen of 'em for her. We didn't even know if we had sixteen in the line but we enthusiastically agreed and said we'd design new ones if we fell short of sixteen. (I'll show you the three new ones up close next entry!) Well, here's the sixteen. Again, I can't wait to see the pics.
As artists, we're not trying to make statements about war, or oppression, or poverty. We're littler than that. What we think about when we create are the things that you don't usually bother to think about...the little world that surrounds you when you sleepily sip your morning coffee...the domestic sights your eyes gaze upon when you do the dishes after dinner...the backdrop of your everyday...the cake you bake on a random Tuesday...the color of the streamers at a kid's birthday party.
Thanks so much to all of you that strive for the little bits of domestic bliss. For us, true art is decor and more importantly...the actual process of decorating.
be back soon with some eye candy.
ps. thanks soooo much to anybody new dropping by the blog. AOL blogs have some hiccups and unfortunately I can't click on your names and reply so if you have one...please leave your blog link so I can visit your world!!!