Working in an interior design firm? Motherhood? Ah the lovely and surprising ways art imitates life… and life imitates art. Introducing Andrea Wohl Keefe.
After repeated encounters with spectacular chandeliers during her time with a high end architecture and interior design firm (high-rise, luxury, Trump, you get the picture), Keefe found herself drawn to their symmetry and organic qualities.
"There was a great contrast between the posh interiors of the firm's projects and the spaces that I inhabited. In the studio, I was surrounded by exposed beams and chipped paint and worn wood floors which I much preferred. I wanted to bring the wabi-sabi aesthetic (love for imperfection and impermanence), but work with the form of the chandelier."
Her latest work bears the names of children's songs and in the artist's words, "as near as I can say, they are all about playing, learning and logic – inspired by getting to know my son, who is now 17 months old."
Inquiries? Please contact the artist directly via email.
By the way, the proper quote I've bastardized is from Oscar Wilde.
"Life imitates art far more than art imitates Life."
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