Music, Art & Design.

While watching Sonic Highways, a show that documents the Foo Fighters as they record an album, an idea came to me for a blog post. Mike D from the Beastie Boys was being interviewed and I remembered that I had read about his home a few years ago, online, in The New York Times.

It was 2013 when I first came across this article. Mike & his wife Tamra, a filmmaker, have mixed a variety of elements & styles together to create a unique family home. The one thing I still remembered three years later was a large abstract painting that hung in the living room. I didn't know exactly what it looked like but, I remember the feeling I had when I first saw it. I needed to find out more on this young Brooklyn artist, Keltie Ferris.

What a great mix of styles. A room I would feel very comfortable in.

What a great mix of styles. A room I would feel very comfortable in.

 

Her work & this painting are so colourful & full of energy. I think the use of spray paint really adds a three dimensional quality to this piece. I can only hope that one day my work resonates with those who come across it, and that it is an image that remains with them in some form.

The family put this home up for sale last summer. I would love to know where this beautiful piece of art now resides.

Painting by Keltie Ferris    

Painting by Keltie Ferris

 

 

You do not have to hang a large piece of art or a mirror over a mantle. The armoire and painting are both rectangular, the symmetry and placement of them on either side of the fireplace make this wall balanced.  

You do not have to hang a large piece of art or a mirror over a mantle. The armoire and painting are both rectangular, the symmetry and placement of them on either side of the fireplace make this wall balanced.

 

Full house tour can be found here on the NY Times website:

http://nyti.ms/1ZSU4qA