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This Thursday October 10th join me for the first-annual Portland Design Auction.  This inaugural event will showcase new, original works of art from a variety of disciplines including painting, photography, furniture, jewelry, sculpture and more.  In addition to the live auction at The Good Mod on Thursday evening in Portland, interested buyers can participate online starting today.  For all the details click here.

Up for bid is my latest piece “Outside In.”

About the piece:

As we continue to populate the Earth, space, light and the natural environment become increasingly scarce. Thinking about our human needs as well as being conscious of our demands on the planet, I decided to introduce a painting that is for beauty sake and at the same time addresses these needs. Beyond being looked at, this painting reflects its environment while also expanding the perception of the space and light. Through this process all that is included in this space becomes a part of the painting, highlighting ourselves as active participants in the artwork and our dwellings.

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“Outside In” features a custom, live edge frame and is acrylic on glass.

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sit yer ars dwn

I’ve been really into chairs lately.  My perfect chair is one that is low profile, simple and modern, but a stand out chair of any time or era can grab my attention.  It’s funny to me because my mother has always had thing for chairs and I never really cared about them until recently.  Growing up, any given day could be the day that my Mother brings home a unique and more often than not, antique chair.  At times there would be a chair surplus and I would watch as furniture was shifted around to find a purpose for the unneeded new seat in the house.  But my own chair attraction lies more with the functionality and design of the piece.  If the chair doubles as a sculpture from the right angle or is made of one continuous piece of (preferably re used or up cycled) material then it has found its way into my top tier of booty resters.  If it can satisfy my desire to sit comfortably as well as help me keep a small apartment running efficiently then that is better still.

This new obsession of mine will find its way into future posts I’m sure >> until then, here are some interesting chair I’ve found.













Images via Tumblr.

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jazzy

Giant comb bike rack anyone? Created by Knowhow Shop in LA.

Image via CMYBacon.

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geek squad

This bookshelf says “yes” to me.

Image via Tumblr.

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sea|aes

Get your Ursula on with these octopus chandeliers.

Artist | Adam Wallacavage

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