Category Archives: Art
Many years ago a design-savvy friend remarked: a bit of Asian enhances any design genre. Not only have I found this to be true…I have, over the years, become increasingly drawn to Asian art.
Artist: Hokusai 1760 – 1849
The Hanging Lantern of Kaya Temple
From: “Views Along the Banks of the Sumida River”
detail of fan-shaped woodblock print
Flock of Chickens
Detail of woodblock illustration:
Shower on the Shin-Yanagi Bridge
Fuji on a Clear Day with a Southerly Breeze
from “Thirty-Six Views of Fuji”
Enough inspiration to drive a design project in any genre..!
Are you getting a sense of the place???
Really quite small, filled with pieces having lived life alongside their owners, now waiting to bring new life to another space.
Focused, carefully curated, each piece an individual treasure.
Always such a joy to visit Miss Vicki – to see beauty through her eyes.
I’ll be back in August for another family event in Crossroads!!!
Although John Nava’s amazing tapestries lie 90 miles to the south in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels in Los Angeles, a full size test for the north wall 5 tapestry, along with small survey of John Nava’s work has been on display at the Santa Paula Art Museum.
The test tapestry from the Communion of Saints Tapestry Cycle measures 192 x 82 inches.
stunning, moving, captivating
Nava, a graduate of the UCSB College of Creative Studies, went on to earn an MFA in Florence, Italy.
Commissioned to do the tapestries, teaching himself to work in a new way, he paints his subject, then sends the image to be loomed in Belgium.
Although the exhibit ended on November 8th, Nava’s tapestry “Lizzie with Knit Cap” has been sent to a permanent home at the Museum of Art, Design & Architecture at UCSB.
Well worth a visit to see this extraordinary art!!!