We are now pretty much settled in at my in-laws and I’m just in awe of their gorgeous art collection. They have been collecting for decades and have a number of beautiful pieces throughout their home. It’s hard to decide which are my favorites but I am drawn to some of the pieces they have by local Texas artists such as Vernon Fisher, Kirk Hayes & Lance Letscher. Below are the works of these artists as they appear in their home followed by some info on each artist and some of my favorite pieces.
Lance Letscher (thie piece is made of book bindings)
Vernon Fisher is from and currently resides in Fort Worth, Texas and is known for his blackboard pieces and collages in which he pairs narrative text with images in his abstract paintings.
Kirk Hayes is another Fort Worth area resident. Hayes creates illusory pieces of art using a trompe l’oeil technique. You believe you are looking at collaged items like tape, plywood, or cardboard but his work is all expertly done in paint. Below are two works of Hayes I really enjoy, I couldn’t find an image of my favorite piece “Elephant, triumph on the dung heap” but you can see it here if you are interested.
“The Artist Declares Victory”
“The Long Sigh”
Lance Letscher is an Austin, Texas native who creates playful collages out of various print media. From book bindings to album covers he has a keen eye for color. I love his use of color in the two works below:
Anyone have other Texas artists that they love?
Hope everyone had a great weekend, I spent most of it packing up our house as our big move out day was Sunday. We have now officially arrived at my in-laws for the next three months (eek). My husbands parents have impeccable taste and their home is amazing, filled with stunning works of art – I will be blogging about it soon!
I knew our move was happening on Fathers Day and that we wouldn’t really be able to celebrate properly so I wanted to make sure I had something special for my husband ready that morning. I decided to go the sentimental route this year and since I love a good DIY project I decided to tackle silhouettes of our two boys ala Carter Kustera.
Carter Kustera is known for his hand painted silhouettes is bright cheery colors accompanied typically by witty quotes and text.
Here is my silhouette attempt of my oldest son, its passable at best. Clearly I need some work! Sorry about the picture quality, as soon as the big reveal occurred the silhouettes were quickly shuttled into storage until we move back home.
I used Shel Silverstein quotes to accompany the silhouettes, the one above says “Tell me I’m clever, Tell me I’m kind, Tell me I’m talented, Tell me I’m cute, Tell me I’m sensitive, Graceful and wise, Tell me I’m perfect – but tell me the truth.”
And speaking of telling the truth it was later revealed to me that my husband actually was really hoping for a pair of new jeans… looks like I might be doing some shopping. Any suggestions?
Hope you all have a great week!