|Oil painting on canvas "Yellow Rocker" 18x24 2001
Chairs are a part of everyday life, and for the most part they go unobserved,
like the classical but ubiquitous Eames stacking chairs. Their design, however, is critical to everyday comfort.
Chairs are expected to be there -- to provide support -- and their absence is only noticed when there are not enough or they
are not comfortable. However, chairs can give rest and refuge in a frenetic world. Some chairs, by their design,
encourage escape to another place.
My chair series began with an old family rocking chair that I inherited from
my grandmother. I've always loved rocking chairs -- there was one in my parents' bedroom that we played on, and broke,
as kids. It holds the feelings of love and warmth. The rocking chair I now have belonged to my great-grandfather,
and my father remembers sitting on his lap in this very chair. So when I was looking around for a subject one day, there
it was. I sat down on the floor and began to draw...which led to the unusual perspective on the chair , but which captures
the most interesting part of it.
To see my other chair images, click one of the links below.
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