Just because it’s a piece of art doesn’t mean it has to be loaded with important references. What if it’s just pretty? And looks good with my sofa? One of my professors at NYU had a few words for the art he didn’t like, “it’s not art, it’s interior decorating.” But there is nothing wrong with that! If it’s important to you and happens to looks good with the upholstery in the room, that’s all the meaning it needs.
Last week’s Design Sponge podcast featured the artist, Zoë Pawlak. She began her career doing commissioned works for interior designers in order to make a living. This piece reminds me of agate, and like the mineral, this artwork would bring a pop of color to any room.
This painting, also by Zoë Pawlak, amps up an otherwise traditional interior.
The art definitely makes the room, wouldn’t you agree?
A bedroom that is much more serene, thanks to one of Pawlak’s sublime landscapes. It must have also been a commission, as it fits the wall perfectly.
Every Forgiveness Bends is my current favorite and it would look fantastic above my new sofa. Though $4,800 is a totally fair price for an original piece measuring 40″ x 60″, it is a purchase that will have to wait. For others that don’t have hundreds (or thousands) to spend, she will be selling drawings for the budget conscious collectors. I’ll definitely be on the lookout for those!
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Here are a few other great sources for affordable art:
(in New York City)