Sunday, October 23, 2011

Beauty in Chattanooga

What a wonderful surprise to find more than you expect..
so was my first trip Saturday to Chattanooga.

Beauty and sculptures abound in the Bluff View Art District.

My favorite?
"Icarus" by Russell Whiting

ready to leap off the bank and soar over the river

My biggest surprise?

Deborah Butterfield's horse sculpture appeared to be from driftwood...
Actually cast bronze with patina.

She is known for her graceful sculptures of horses that look like they are made of wood.
I never would have guessed!

I love groups of "3" much warmer than only 2

"Adolescence" by William King

"Grandfather".....he captured the love.

Remember the 'jacks' we played as children...are you that old 'too'?
A new twist called "Walking Jackman" by Ernest Trova.
"Couple in Two Benches" by George Segal appear to be looking over the river...or at each other!

So much more to discover in Chattanooga...
But I favor leaving more for another trip.

I so enjoyed, I can already feel Chattanooga calling me back!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Wiggle Chair

Loved these 1972 Wiggle Chairs by Canadian American designer and architect Frank Gehry....
Vanity Fair called him "the most important architect of our age".

The Wiggle Chair is made by gluing multiple layers of corrugated cardboard
in alternate directions, held together by hidden screws....
resulting in a strong chair with a sculptural design.

Although Frank's parents introduced him to the world of art and museums...
his grandparents inspired his interest in architecture and everyday materials.

As a child, he and his Grandma built cities out of scraps of wood....
inspiring him to take his first classes in architecture.

And the Saturday mornings at his Grandfather's hardware store inspired his designs using corrugated steel, chain link fencing, unpainted plywood...

Even the natural color of cardboard was retained in the chair design.

Can you imagine having these original 1972 chairs gracing your home?
Set of 4 available...please email me.
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