"Brush off your interview skills. Talk to everyone who lives in your house. I want to know what their, and your, favorite piece of art is in your home. Photographs do not count. If there was a fire in your home, everyone would grab photographs, but what is the non-photographic piece of art you would grab on your way out - and why? (Edit: These don't have to be paintings - these can be wall hangings, statues, lumps of clay by your child, anything that is artistic expression of some kind EXCEPT photographs.)"
Well, this statue is my favorite piece of art in my house. It's been in my family as long as I can remember. When my mom was a nurse, one of her patients had made it and gave it to her. I can't remember his name (it's not signed), but I'm sure my mom can remember it. She says alot of his works are at the University of Miami, too. General consensus in our family is that it is Adam after eating the apple and realizing he's nekkid. Any other thoughts???
I know we weren't allowed to have any photographs as our favorites, but I think this one should be acceptable. It is VERY old and belonged to my Grandpa. It's a photograph of Granada Entrance in Coral Gables, Florida. But it's not like a regular photo at all. It's large, about 20" x 26", and it's been colorized. It even has some texture to it. It's really nice and kind of unusual. This is my Mom's favorite since it reminds her of her childhood.
My oldest son's fave is this signed Christie Matthews print of 3 manatees. He just likes it because he likes manatees. I like it, too, but mostly because of who gave it to me. Sorry the pic isn't that great...OMG, I just realized you can see me in it! ugh...
Well, I didn't ask my hub what his fave is, or my 3 year old, so I didn't totally complete this mission. Such is life. I barely finish anything these days! Anyay, hope you enjoyed my little pieces of art and I can't wait to read and see what everyone else's are :)
NOTE: To those who may be wondering why I've been so off topic lately, I prmise to have a new post tomorrow. Nothing exciting since I haven't been anywhere, but I'll post some pics of my garden or something!