The Gift of ArtDecember 20, 2011
Giving a piece of artwork can be an incredibly special and meaningful gift. We started the tradition of giving each other a piece of art for our anniversary. In January, it will be 24 years of exchanging artwork–the wall in our living room helps to tell the story.
For this collection of gifts, we decided to just have things framed in black, which really helps unify the wall. There is a variety of mediums, including photography and linoleum cut prints.
It is fun to look back and remember when each gift was given.
Some of the artwork on the wall was a gift from friends and artists whose work I sell at Watson Kennedy. The column was a gift from Hugo Guinness, and could not be more perfect in the spot next to the column in the hall.
Our goal is to have the artwork cover the entire wall from floor to ceiling. Almost there.
This Denise Fiedler cut-out is a nod to pooch Bailey.
I also like just propping a piece up against the wall and rotating it occasionally.