Living with Art Series – Sitting Room Vignette – Artwork by Sean Scully

I saw these four etchings of linear block images by Sean Scully the same week I took a cross-country flight over mid-America. Gazing down on green and brown plowed fields, I was reminded of the Scullys. I then received samples of a new fabric from Dedar and realized I had my next vignette.

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Scully, born in Ireland, raised in London, lives now in New York and is a prolific artist whose body of work covers from 1964 to present day. As a native of Ireland, Scully has said, “I’m constantly referring to land, cutting into land. It’s a very Irish thing: cutting into soil that has accumulated over thousands of years.”

The images in his Seven Mirrors Series are texturally rich and I found the mustard yellow, sepia, cream, black, steel-blue, and pink colors attractive and soothing, but they are also perhaps a play on yin/yang or push/pull. They reminded me of that new linear block black and cream patterned fabric I had just received! So a room with sexy but comfortable furnishings with feminine and masculine lines and with dark and light colors was the direction these images pointed.

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The sitting area includes a large modular caramel colored sofa with black Tibetan lamb and tiger print pillows on it. The gorgeous French Art Deco lounge chair repeats the linear motif with its striped Macassar Ebony frame and adds a feminine silhouette to the room. The hand-cast Bronze side table is both masculine and feminine in its lines and organic in design. The modern linear matchstick chandelier draws the eye up and the sensuous soft hair of the buffalo area rug grounds the room. We used the Dedar fabric that repeats the three-dimensional line pattern as a side panel at the window. The accessories include a simple cream parchment and black bronze framed mirror and a sensuous Bronze sculpture by A.A. Weinman.

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