Gallery of Reader's Art: Martha and John's Floorcloth

Gallery of Reader's Art: Martha and John's Floorcloth

Janel Laban
Jan 11, 2007

Send us in a photo and the details on how you've used art in your home. Instead of a contest, we thought we'd go the slightly less-competetive route of asking for submissions and sending a thank you gift (An AT T-shirt or Book) to the first 30 entries posted across the four AT city sites this month. We'd love to show off your art, so don't be shy - send us some photos! Details here.

Art is not just for walls. As Martha reminded us when she sent in this photo, art doesn't need to be hung on a vertical surface to enhance a room. This fabulous floorcloth was made by Carol Chiplis French, an artist and architect as well as Martha's sister.

Given to Martha and her new husband to celebrate their recent wedding, the floorcloth features vegetables and fruit in honor of John's vegetarianism.

Carol made the piece using floorcloth canvas from The Art Store (now Dick Blick) and acrylic paint. She sealed it with polyurethane. It adds so much to the kitchen - a perfect fit in scale, color and of course, content.

(And by the way, Martha - great kitchen chairs and table!)

Thanks to Martha and John for sharing a glimpse of the art in her home!

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