Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Black, white, majestic


I first saw this beautiful piece quite some time ago while sharing the fresh and enormously creative work of one of my favourite firms - Sixx Design. My always stylish aunt, an avid art collector from whom I inherited my devotion to the classic simplicity of black and white, had written to ask me the source of this piece. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to give her an answer at the time, however, I was delighted to find it's source recently and so excited to find that the piece was even more spectacular than I'd realized. Created by UK artist Ann Carrington and inspired by a vintage postage stamp, the piece is crafted from several tiny pearlescent buttons sewn onto canvas. I thought the piece was fantastic even just painted, but the buttons add such an interesting texture to the piece.




The Novogratz have featured this piece in a few of their designs and the effect is always impactful. It really is one of those classic pieces that would look great in a variety of different spaces and applications - definitely worth the investment!



Ann's limited edition prints of this piece are available through her site here.



{Photos: 1,2 - Ann Carrington; 3,4 - Sixx Design - discovered at eyeseepretty}




9 comments:

eye see pretty said...

I love this piece, one of my favourites by Ann Carrington. Sixx Design also used her line of flags when decorating a hotel in New Jersey. So unique!

BTW, thanks for the link to my blog!

Amy

kate funk said...

So fun!! I love it!
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Diana Mieczan said...

This is such an amazing piece:) Happy Wednesday, sweetie
Kisses

Ps: I am hosting a beautiful Garnish party supplies GIVEAWAY today :) ...Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Style Attic said...

I was just thinking SIxx as I put their book on my coffee table! I guess my visit here was meant to be and certainly well worth it :) Awesome piece! XO

escapade said...

ESP - no, thank you! for finally help me source the artist behind this beautiful piece!

Style Attice - synchronicity - funny how it works sometimes. Isn't it fantastic?

Dancing Branflake said...

Gorgeous! This would be a great visual centerpiece for any room.

David Toms said...

Now that is fabulous! Think I will photocopy some old British Stamps blow them up and then frame!

Allie said...

I love Ann Carrington! Great Post! And Beautiful blog!

I started a design and style blog a few months ago, I'd love for you to check it out!
desiredesigndelight.blogspot.com

Allie:)

MaryBeth said...

Were you able to find out the cost of an original? I would love one.

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