Monthly Archives: April 2011

building freedom

These past couple of weeks I have been working on a great little project.  Folks at the Mississippi Historic Trust asked me to do a piece for their auction that features the revealing of the 10 Most Endangered Buildings in Mississippi.  They pair artists with a building and ask them to make a piece inspired…

winged power

American Federalist wing chair from Thomas Schwenke, Inc. After dodging tornadic energy all yesterday and having power restored after 10 hours-the power of shelter comes to mind. The wing chair in particular has held a functionalist role in decorative arts-the wings are to shield you face from the fire while conversing-recently I saw that a hipster designer…

a winged drawing

This morning I would like to show this lovely work of artist/designer/educator/writer Lois Weinthal.  Musings on a “wing chair”. Weinthal has an amazing practice of furniture that is clothing, that is housing, that is drawing and so it goes. A body of work that continually reshapes the rules of interior design-thank you. Read Ms. Weinthal’s project description…

winged building

I have had visions of griffins and angels for weeks now. Or maybe its a phoenix after a long semester of red lining and tornado sirens(only those in mississippi understand)…..This image of architect Turner Brooks 1984 project  was one of the reasons I desperately wanted to study architecture.  His work was the work that told me…