Archive for the ‘Furniture’ Category

Hans Wegner/ The Bear Chair

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Hans Wegner, the legendary Danish furniture-maker, always worked with natural materials like wood and wool, and his furniture reflects both the natural world and abstract art; you can see traces of Brancusi and Picasso in it, as well as animals and trees. He designed more than five hundred chairs during his long and illustrious career. One of them belongs to me.

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Judy Kensley McKie

Saturday, December 2nd, 1995

Working in bronze, that most ancient and enduring of materials, JUDY MCKIE’s work reveals the power of art to console and heal. Her Bird Fountain has the silent, soaring presence of great mourning monuments. “The water makes you feel calm and peaceful,” she says. “It’s nourishing. A life force.”

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Judy Kensley McKie and Todd McKie

Friday, June 15th, 1990

In 1969, TODD and JUDY MCKIE painted banners with the signs of the Zodiac for Woodstock, which people pulled down to use as tents and blankets in the rain. Judy began making furniture in the early 70s to furnish their apartment. One day she impulsively carved two crouching figures into the arms of a butcherblock couch.

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Contemporary New England Furniture

Wednesday, June 1st, 1988
Judy McKie, Monkey Chair 1994

New England is now the center of an extraordinary flourishing of traditional crafts, especially furniture, because some very talented artists have turned to crafts as a way out of the cynical and cerebral “endgame” that so much contemporary art is playing today.

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