A New Chair
I like chairs.
I even curated an exhibit about chairs, well many were mine, and I was hoping to justify my not so small collection.
This chair is made of tubing and has been outdoors for at least a decade. It fits my body nicely, so the fact that it was a wreck didn’t matter to me.
The metal mesh that formed the seat and back was rusting away. The layers of paint were peeling in bubble shapes.
I stitched some seat belt webbing on for extra support. I had some spring cushion samples and put that on the seat part. I had some memory foam that should have been tossed out, but now I had a use. A friend had given me old feather pillows to use in my compost- I used one in the chair.
I had many old pairs of jeans that I use for other projects. I laid pieces on and hand stitched them onto the previous layer. I didn’t concern myself about its longevity nor aesthetic, but kept sit-trying it for comfort.
This chair is small enough to go in my barn office and not make a bulky flow-block. It is great for grabbing a book and reading. This can be done even with dirty work cloths on! It is wonderful way to relax or research. This chair and library is now ready for art classes that I want to teach.
Please watch for upcoming schedules. ‘Take Time’
Welcome to Nina’s Blog. I am quickly classified as a public artist, generally meaning art for the public realm. It is different than a gallery/museum way of thinking. My way of making public art has manifested more traditionally as a site specific sculpture for a fire station. It encompasses some gorilla installations, some home and environmental designs and most recently many apartment developments. Usually having a theme, like; solar powered, low income, green, and educational. Apartment complex art is not interior design. The viewing audience is a hybrid of the general public and private art in a public space. I enjoy the variety.