Thursday, January 01, 2009

Tiffany

I'm so overwhelmed with pictures right now, I don't know whether to just plow through editing them or just touch up a few and get them posted. I usually take the plow through approach, which almost always takes much longer than I expect and then, I don't get anything posted at all. So, before this is completely stale "news", I thought I'd get these up.

Last Sunday, Aaron and I went to an exhibit at the Nassau County Art Museum which featured Louis Comfort Tiffany lamps. We've all seen the faux ones, and I know I've only seen a real one before because Aaron's brother collects them. But what a spectacle to see so many in one place. The room was very dimly lit, and I don't think I fully appreciated the intensity of color in these works of art prior to seeing them illuminated. Most of the lamps we saw had a nature theme and I was very interested in how the florals were pieced together. I could see working it into a quilt applique. Is it ok to rip off Tiffany? I think if I refer to the pieces as my "inspiration" or "muse", I can get away with it.

Anyway, I took photos of all of them (it was allowed) and I wanted to show a small example. Can you imagine one in your living room?







this pattern below is one that I would LOVE to do in fabric...




I really loved this piece. Totally impractical...but I have the perfect place for it!

14 comments:

~~Kath~~ said...

Oh my gosh those are gorgeous! Happy New Year, Kat!
~~Kath~~

Nancy said...

That museum, well moreso, the grounds....are one of my most favorite places to walk around. I've been there many, many times....first (and a few times) with my mom. Yup...lots and lots of memories.

Can't wait till the 20th! ; )

Love,
Nance

Monica said...

I'd think you could make a Tiffany inspired quilt. Afterall they sell Tiffany stained glass lamp patterns. My mother made several - which I have in my home. There is a big and BEAUTIFUL display of his work in Florida which is where I've seen his actual work. If you get the chance you have to go there too. I hope you post MORE, I for one can never get enough of Tiffany's work.

Beautifully done by the way,

Monica

FrankandMary said...

As someone who has just spent a lot of time looking for new light fixtures for an old house, I loved this. ~Mary

Lisa :-] said...

I like the dragonfly one the best...

emmapeelDallas said...

Wow, they are BEAUTIFUL! I am so glad that you were able to take pics and post them.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Barbara said...

Such beautiful lamps. The dragonfly is my favorite too!

Thanks for sharing your photos.

Peace! and Happy New Year

V said...

Wow, kat...you still got it!

DB said...

Few people have the talent, taste and ability to "rip off" Tiffany. If YOU do, go for it.

DB Vagabond

alphawoman said...

I want one! But, I can only have a rip off I'm afraid.

Martha said...

Gorgeous Kat!
Sorry I haven't been around much lately. Hope your new year is off to a great start!
Hugs!

LivingSimply47 said...

These were great Kat and the way that you captured them made them just that much more beautiful!!
Hugs,
Ro

Stratoz said...

came over from Gannet Girl's blog. I saw a Tiffany Exhibit last year. as for ripping someone off, there are different degrees. who can do anything completely original? I have been inspired by Rennie MacKintosh's rose, but so was he as the design took many adaptations in his own mind.

peace

Kathy said...

Beautiful! Like you, I've seen an original because my husband's aunt owns one. It is beautiful.