You all should check out the art and design work of the Scandinavian-American artist Laurie Poast, from the Etsy shop, POAST.
Here's what she says about the above freestanding art object, as she calls it:
"Designed after the urban architecture of Paris developed under Baron Haussmann during the second half of the 19th century, this classic house façade represents the archetype of Paris’ contemporary cityscape. No other person had such an overwhelming influence on Paris’ appearance. Employed by Napoléon III, Baron Haussmann renovated the French capital and turned it from a medieval city into a modern metropolis between 1850 and 1870. As part of the renovations, the façades of the buildings melted into homogenous street blocks. This typical six-story building will bring back memories to everyone who’s ever had the luck to visit the City of Light. Form and texture arch and bend the shadows around this clay architectural object."
Laurie's use of color in her pieces is super unique:
"Pigment: Madder Root (red-orange), 16th century, Eurasian herb. This remarkable color is achieved with authentic and precious old world pigments ground by the big granite millstones of the "Verfmolen De Kat" Dutch windmill at Zaanse Schans, Holland. The windmill's 21-meter sails have powered the grinding of minerals into pigments for Dutch artists since 1781. Some, quarried from the farthest reaches of Europe and Asia, are the first ancient pigments known to primitive artists. At this historic windmill, the same methods are used today as were used in the 16th, 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries of extracting naturally-occurring minerals from bits of earth, volcanic rock, semi-precious stone, vegetables, and metals. Even in ancient times, they were known as the most beautiful colors imaginable."
More of Laurie's work:
An example of her white pieces:
Leave a comment letting me and Laurie know what you think of her work!
Beirut - Nantes
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