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Friday, November 2, 2012

Simple...yet complex...

Simple Chair with Detail   oil/canvas   60 x 20 x 1.5

is how I would describe this chair that I love so much.  It was purchased many years ago (actually another as well) at an antiques store in Ravenna.  Who knows why something catches one's eye and becomes the object of affection?  It has so many of the qualities that I enjoy:  layered and chippy paint, a simple design and complex floral patterns decoupaged on top.  Attempts to "antique" it are apparent, yet actually fall short these days, as age and wear have actually "antiqued" it.  It is rarely used to sit on.  More like to stand on to water plants and to reach top-shelf items.  Maybe to install a new curtain rod.  At any rate, it fits into my love of the polar opposites:  simple...yet complex.  It really is more valuable than this tribute.  It delights my eye.