Since I love looking at other people's art collections, I thought it was only fair to share some of the pieces I've collected over the years.
The newest addition to my home is this mola (Kuna folk art that is handstitched and embroidered). I have been wanting a mola for my walls for some time now and, a few days ago, saw this framed piece at a vintage shop for $25! I absolutely love the design, and it goes perfectly with my red dining room table.
These limited edition prints were created by artist Maria Watt. I first mentioned her work here. Having studied printmaking in college, I gravitate towards art that is transferred from one surface to another. And, like Watt, I am a huge fan of textile arts, which is why I instantly fell in love with these two works.
I have two large etchings in my living room by Scottish artist David Law (1831- 1901), who is known for his beautiful landscape works. I bought them several years ago from a frame/gallery shop in Eugene that was closing. The works are dated 1886 and appear to be in the original frames. There is some foxing (brown spots) on the prints, so I'm planning on having the works restored one day.
This 1978 etching by Michele Taylor was another piece that I purchased from the Eugene art shop. It's titled Woodland Garden, and it reminds me of the lush Willamette Valley. Every time I look at this piece, it makes me want to get back into printmaking. And that's what I love about the art in my home- it moves and inspires me.
What art piece do you have in your home that moves you?