One of the great things done at the agency when the second floor was remodeled was creating a large space to act as a gallery. I thought it was just a clever name, but yesterday the agency unveiled an exhibition featuring eight artists from around the world like Erin M. Riley, who weaves tapestries of embarrassing photos from the Internet, and Peter Eudenbach, who took a modern Danish coffee table and reworked it so that it could brew two gallons of coffee within the table itself.
My favorite work in the exposition is that of Dalton M. Ghetti, who creates sculptures using old found pencils.
The chain links in this piece were all carved out of the graphite within the pencil, and they are all seperate links like a real chain:
I really like the weathered textures of the pencils that he uses:
You can view more of his work as his website.
I ended up buying a few small prints and postcards of his work. Not only because it's amazing, but also because I really liked the perspective that they offer of the world ... that there's possibility in everything. Having purchased a house in need of decorating and in trying to raise a baby boy that sees the possibilities available the world, I may try to adopt that perspective in everything that we bring into the house. A world of possibilities. Kind of like that song.
...Certainly it's better than the post-college/bare walled/Ikea-based asthetic we've been sporting in our rentals over the years. At least I think so...