This week’s Photo Friday assignment was to show off our art. I am excited about this because J and I are art lovers. We are lucky to live in a part of California where there are many local artisans (not all of them good, mind you, but there are a lot). Somehow, people who meet us determine quickly that we love art, and as a result, many friends and acquaintances have given us pieces over the years. The majority of the pieces in our home contain images of women in some form or another (I know, predictable).
This was, however, one of the more difficult themes for me because I could have contributed dozens of photos. So many of the pieces in our home have great stories–even some of the prints–but I have narrowed it down to three.
The first is a monoprint that we were given a few years ago by a man we had known for about thirty minutes. His wife was our English department secretary, and we had her over for wine. When he saw the art in our home, he left for a moment and returned with this and a copy of a sketch he had done. We adored it, and we had it framed; it now graces our livingroom wall:
The second is a sculpture I bought for J in Mexico this past Christmas. My parents had given us a sculpture from the same shop, which sells these beautiful Cuban wood carvings. We both especially like her perky breasts:
Last is a really lovely photo, which also has a story. We were at this monthly art festival and ran into a friend of ours. We ended up going into a new gallery with her, and J fell in love with this photo. She stood and stared at it for a good ten minutes. About six months later, this friend told us she had a gift for us for our birthdays, and it was the photo. She was touched by how much we loved it, so she contacted the artist and bought it for us. And it’s now another of our favorites:
So there you have it. I can’t believe I narrowed it to three.