Wednesday, January 17, 2007
To quote myself, "I like to take things people don't see as beautiful and somehow make them beautiful". People love the things I do with white roses, cracked ironstone platters, tranished trophy cups and moss...that's the prairie side of me. But the side of me that seems to turn the most heads is the urban, or is that strange, side of my design style. I've come to be known for my vast collection of cracked, faded, vintage doll heads and the displays/vignettes I build with them. My fondness for the odd comes as no suprise for the people/clients/fans that know me. It's this side that more and more people are beginning to ask about.
WHAT I'M COLLECTING NOW.
Teeth: This past summer I found myself talking to a gentleman who had just cleared out the contents of a old dentist office in a small Texas town. He let me search through a vintage metal cabnet. There I found display TEETH of all sorts. I fell in love with their odd beauty and I just knew I needed more. My motto, if one is good, five is better.
Scissors: Their different shapes and sizes are so interesting. The patina of old metal gets me everytime. I have about 15 of them simply sitting on a large cracked, but wired together ironstone platter. It's displayed in the entrance of our home on a bare farm table. Sheer Urban Prairie elegance.
Posted by Chris Brown at 2:21 PM