ASID Industry Partner
As design professionals, we all understand the significance of selecting and placing inspiring artwork in residential and commercial spaces. Artwork is usually added toward the end of a design plan once all of the furniture, wall treatments, flooring and other design elements have been completed. The art offerings in today’s market are rapidly changing, and green design has instilled a new direction for many artists. A newfound consciousness has led artists to shed materials that were seen as harmful to the environment and replace them with eco-friendly materials.
Interior designers and art consultants are placing works of art in environments that are not only visually exciting, but are 100% green. Art buyers are interested in finding artists who create eco-friendly artwork. Some artists are consciously using biodegradable and natural materials such as clay, wood, bamboo, kieri board, and fiber. Three such artists are Kelly Jean Ohl (clay artist), Polly Jacobs Giacchina (fiber artist) and Steven Florman (wood sculpture artist).
Clay: Minnesota clay artist Kelly Jean Ohl creates a series of organic shapes reminiscent of biological entities by rolling clay into textural surfaces and forming cylindrical pieces hung in a grouping. She also creates smaller organic pieces that remind the viewer of something found in a tide pool or discovered while walking in a forest. Each clay piece is hand carved, burnished, sanded, and fired multiple times.
|Grouping of installation pieces commissioned for a residential client commissioned through Artrageous!|
|Circular wood wall sculpture commissioned through Artrageous! installed at Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building, Mission Viejo, CA|
|Fiber wall piece commissioned through Artrageous! for Kaiser Permanente Medical Office Building, Vista, CA|
For more information, call Artrageous! at (858)-452-7280, visit Barbara’s website at http://www.theartconsultant.biz/ or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. Barbara is a corporate art consultant in San Diego and author of the book Becoming a Corporate Art Consultant, The Handbook for Corporate Art Consultation (available at Amazon.com).