Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Art With Texture

"Awakening" © Wendy Froshay.
What is it about three-dimensional art that is just so cool!? I’ve been enjoying it a lot lately, and been trying to put my finger on exactly why. What is so special about those extra layers of texture and shape?

For one thing, it’s not very common. Most canvas or print art that hangs on the wall is flat. Although original paintings do have some texture to them, it’s not the same as a three-dimensional piece of art. There’s something really enjoyable about being able to walk up to an original painting that’s hanging in your dining room and run your fingers over the bumps and lines, seeing the pieces of rough rock, smooth metal, or speckles of sand that have been embedded in the piece, or layers of wax that make it up.

It takes art from just being a visual experience to a multi-sensory one. It encourages you to really look and explore the painting even more so than you would if it were one dimensional. It walks the border between painting and sculpture, making bridges and stirring up conversations.

"Silent Spaces" © Elizabeth Khorey
Two of our artists have created a large collection of three-dimensional art on canvas: Elizabeth Khorey and Wendy Froshay. Khorey specializes in encaustics, which is an ancient European method that involves layers and layers of wax. Froshay focuses on embedding physical objects into her paintings. She has a series of geometrics that are more mechanical in nature made up of metal and wood as well as paint. Her other style is abstract naturalism, colors and paint that simulate aspects of nature that leap from the canvas and are made up of more organic materials, like sand and shells.

If you’re looking for something really unique and truly against the grain for your next interior design or hospitality project, nothing will wow quite like these do. There’s something about them that just catches the eye and draws you in. You can’t help but get involved in the colors and texture and shapes. There are a variety of different color schemes to choose from to complement any interior.

The only downside to these fantastic pieces is that only one of each of them has been created; it is a concept that cannot be simulated by a print. Though prints can be purchased, they do not have the same power and effect as the three-dimensional original. So if you see something you want, it’s best to get it quickly, before someone else does! Once an original is sold, it’s gone.

"Timeless Grace" © Wendy Froshay

"Something About A Dream" © Elizabeth Khorey

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