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Friday
Mar072014

pieces of me - checkerboard

 

i took a walk back to the late 1800's (again)....and spent some time there creating this new piece.  what things must've been like back then, the comparison of today, black and white, night and day, simple and complex...

i promised that i would take a finished picture and add it to my site for your viewing today....i hope you love this piece for it is both 'simple and complex', depending on what your focus is...when you step back the diamonds show movement (hopefully), with the chain pattern, so much like a quilt. the simple black and white square ground the piece.

the original white was painted with four coats over a black background, with the stains and wax it turns into a warm off white...some areas almost like a parchment.  the diamonds follow the colors that i love and are in most of my other pieces...i cannot consider this a 'reproduction' for i based the pattern on the original piece however the colors were my own...

 

 

 

the original piece was dated 'sometime' late 1800's.  i do know for sure that it was purchased in 1989 for $4000-6000.  auctioned this past fall for $25,200.  so in your hunts along the old highway roads, attics and garage sales grab any that you may find - for you just never know...

 

 

the colors are a huge range; black, off white, chocolate, eggplant, forest green, wedgewood, gold, terra cotta, orange, blues and so many more...

 

 

this piece will brighten a dark area in your home or calm a busy area...kind of a trick to the eye...and leave a smile to your heart.

limited edition of 10   retired

19"x19"

 

if you would like me to make you a piece, please just give me a call 828-265-0977 or drop me an email - dianeallison@charter.net