Monday, March 26, 2012

A New Door

Art Nouveau is increasingly the source of my inspiration. Art Nouveau forms are organic and derived from nature. I am not so interested in filling space with organic forms as in using them sparingly to focus their power.
I am incorporating them into a door that I am building for my own home.

I have commissioned the artist Patrick Gracewood to collaborate with me in creating this door. Patrick is a sculptor who creates a wide range of beautiful work in various media, and a good friend.  He is painting a portrait of my wife to be installed in the upper panel.  The painting will be in the style of the Czech Art Nouveau painter Alphonse Mucha.
 This is Patrick's preliminary work:

Pretty fabulous.
Here are some details from construction.