2.18.2009

Obsessing Over...

Lately I have been thinking a lot about purchasing a large art piece for either my entry or family room. I have two types in mind:

1. A large canvas with a moody wash of colors:

Amy Melious-Tranquil Waters II

2. Black and white photograph of ocean waters:

Because I can't seem to get this vignette out of my mind:

The above is a photograph by artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres. Stacks of this print were displayed and given out for free at his showings, in what he called "democratic artworks".
This one has a similar feel, though it is not nearly big enough in size:


What about you? Have any ideas floating around in your head, or finally bought that piece of art you had been wanting for so long?

12 comments:

  1. these are gorgeous, that top one is so peaceful to me.

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  2. what size bw photo are you thinking?
    gosh, if i lived by an ocean i would totally take a photo for you!!! How about next time i go i will :)

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  3. The black and white ocean water is gorgeous. I'm with you, in that the vignette is to die for.

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  4. That black and white ocean photo is wonderful. Both of them.

    I've been wanting to get the bike series from etsy seller Hillarie Taschie for a while now. I want to frame them individually and make a little gallery on the wall going up my stairs. Sigh. Someday, soon I hope!

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  5. Love that first one... I am having a painting done for me now, actually. That first one reminds me of the background she's doing - muddled browns & turquoise with a tree and some red buds. Hopefully I'll get it soon...

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  6. what beautiful art and photography, the first two paintings are just so dreamy!

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  7. Hey! I saw that you added me as a blog you're following and I had to come check you out. :) I've spent only ten minutes so far but love what you're doing! I'm adding you to my blog roll and would be flattered if you'd add me to yours. Thanks for reading!

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  8. I am trying to find some art too! I really like your picks.

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  9. i have been dying for an original piece but haven't found the perfect one yet...any of these would look fantastic in your new living room!

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  10. all of these options are gorgeous.

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  11. Oh, I love the idea of a moody wash of colors. I always buy small prints or painting. i always get so nervous to invest in anything more but I definitely need to!

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  12. I love that second image, so beautiful. I am dying for super huge photos as I have super huge empty walls in my house. Everything in time :) Hope you let us know what you finally decide.

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