Thursday, January 31, 2008

From Seat To Vase!

This particular piece of art has bothered me from the moment I first laid eyes on it. A local store, owned and operated by a friend, offers framing, some interesting artisan pieces, and wonderful lines of funky jewelry. This dainty piece of steel and iron has hung in her store since the grand opening. It has haunted me...I've hung it in my home (only in my head) numerous times while cleaning and rearranging. So, yesterday I broke down and purchased it.

It exempifies my essence of repurposing. The vase for the flowers was formerly a seat bottom from an old yard glider. It is totally out of proportion...it had no hanger, so my own engineering skills had to figure out a way to mount it...and it came with a layer of dirt and dust. (I don't really think the artist hosed down the chair bottom when he found it on the dump heap.)

It reeks of raw creativity. Which brings me to the point...never close the mind to what can be seen and made...think beyond the obvious. It was a seat...now it's a vase!

6 comments:

Posy said...

Wow! I really love it too..it looks great.

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Love red! What a fun contrast of themes too.
C

michelle said...

Very ingenius!

BittersweetPunkin said...

I think that was very clever...
Have a great weekend,
Robin

Cowboys & Custard said...

I love the unexpected in art and the wit!
This piece has both in bucketfuls!
It is very striking..
You would probably like the work of my friend..
Edwina Bridgeman... she is a prolific artist and uses everyday found objects for her work which is hugely popular now and highly collectable..
Google her name and see for yourself.
Michelex

daisy cottage said...

Fantastic!

xo,
Kim