Thursday, October 12, 2006

Furnish Your Imagination

James Renwick Alliance-Masters of the Medium Award for 2007 Winner, Wood/Furniture~John Cederquist

Imagine Terry Gilliam goes to Japan, indulges in a bit of Sake, and decides to make furniture ;)
The pieces are unique constructions combining two-dimensional inlaid images and three-dimensional furniture forms, crossing the boundary of reality into illusion. Inspiration for the work comes from diverse sources; japanese block prints, Popeye cartoons, and popular iconography from east and west. This lends a dreamlike quality to John's work, as if it were "furniture built in a dream." >>continue>>
Ghost Boy
Mixed woods, aniline dye and epoxy resin
88"x 44"x 15 ". 1992
National Museum of American Art, Smithsonian Institution
Gift of the James Renwick Alliance, Ronald and Anne Abramson, and museum purchase



Post a Comment

<< Home