For several years after building and moving into my own home, I still had blank walls. I refused to buy generic prints from the multitude of frame stores that are about and I refused to buy pieces from places like Nick Scali, Freedom etc. I didn’t want something that I’d potentially see in someone elses home as I like to be different. I also couldn’t believe how much it cost for mass-produced, unoriginal art – it was way over my budget…
So I decided I’d make my own. To design and produce something specific to me that perfectly suited the space.
This was my first attempt in 2007, which I designed to go in my home office/study.
I never liked it.
I like monochrome and I had this concept in my mind. The colours worked perfectly for the room I designed it for but the design itself wasn’t what I saw in my mind so I was displeased with it. In fact, everytime I looked at it, it annoyed the crap out of me!
My sister-in-law had always shown interest in it though. She liked it from the word go and asked “if you ever get rid of that, can I have it?”.
She now does have it and it hangs on her lounge room wall which is a massive compliment!! I was initially a tad concerned for her judgment (given I disliked it so much) but I guess she liked it for what it is, not what it could have been. I like that she likes it, it made me feel pretty good that someone would choose to display something I created in their home.
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