Collector Love Letters by JRO | Palm Desert, California
Years ago, I was exhibiting in the California Desert, and this cool couple wandered in for a fun conversation. They had just relocated from New York State to Palm Desert, California.
They acquired some small works at that time. As the years rolled on, I would see them, at various festivals. We discussed life, art, politics, travel, and got caught up on their transition to the West Coast, plus their new home projects. Recently, with a sparkle in her eye, she suggested their Master Bedroom may be getting close for something spectacular.
Believe me, such statements, I never forget 🙂 I have a memory, like an elephant.
Throughout our various conversations, I had an idea of what they were creating in the Master Bedroom, so this past January, I had completed a new piece, and felt they should see it. I invited them to a show, that particular piece was not the right fit, but this meeting led to a scheduled home visit. Once inside their home, it all became clear. We quickly agreed upon the Master Bedroom vision, and off I went into the studio, where the magic happens…
She resonated deeply with several of my collections of work.
Can you combine them?
The goal became, create a masterpiece with Silver, Brass, and Pearl Whites. Keep it calm (gray/whites), but bring in some warmth with brass. Cool, calm, and collected, this outrageously striking piece further defined, and completed their Master Suite.
Full disclosure, when I stated above, “cool couple”, bottom line, they are SO COOL, I just wanted to hang with them, create a statement piece, as groovy and modern, as they are…
Thank you J & J.