Look! Coasters as Art

Look! Coasters as Art

Janel Laban
Jan 8, 2009

(Hello again to Jessica who is trying out for the SF team. Her first post is here.)

Artist Tom Woodbridge does two-minute portraits of people on the backs of coasters at his local brewpub. He gave me a handful out of the more than one hundred that he does on any given night, and I immediately fell in love with them. I started thinking about how this would be a great idea for my next get-together. Have each guest draw an illustration on the back of an ordinary coaster, and soon, you have yourself a little collection of artwork from your favorite people.

When I had more space, I tiled 5-10 of them on the wall in a great mosaic style. Now, in a small space, I still wanted them viewable, but have very limited wall space. I put them in one half of a Jonathan Adler lacquered box (my stack of Polaroid photos in the other half), and voila! Friends can leaf through them, and I still get to see my favorite condensation catchers cum works of art.


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