Sunday, November 21, 2010

A Challenging Idea - Silk Painting in a Wrought Iron Frame

From time to time I love to play with crazy ideas and as usual doing this on the computer wouldn't hurt - right?

Now look at this wonderful entry hall with a staircase and a wrought iron railing. Did I tell you that I love all sorts of wrought iron objects, especially beds, chairs, iron cast stands for tables etc.? Wrought iron doors and portals can be noble pieces of craftmanship and are always worth to look at in detail.

In this entry hall the wrought iron railing turns the staircase into something delicate and filigree and the effect is beautiful. So I thought about how the empty wall could be adorned additionally without destroying the overall impression of this hall. My choice would have been this 3 panel silk painting Ayutthaya from the Magic Landscapes series.

You can see from the original image that the wall looks a bit empty and really could need some additional artwork.

Now my idea was to virtually mount the 3 silk panels on a "board" and frame this in a wrought iron frame that would complement not only the railing but also the table. This could be realized indeed.
Iron and silk are materials which could not be more different but wrought iron can be crafted in a manner that its ornaments can become filigree elements like in lace. So I found the idea quite attractive and challenging...

(from the Magic Landscapes Series)
40" x 39", silk triptych
©Petra Voegtle

I have to admit something - the idea was actually not completely new - I used the idea with the wrought iron frame on other rooms as complement for existing interior before. Here are the links: link, where you also can read more about the painting itself and where the inspiration came from and here is another link.


K&B by the Sea said...

Beautiful! I love the combination of materials that are really different from each other - it adds so much interest and character to a piece. Your silk painting looks amazing in the filigree iron frame - the perfect complement to the iron railing :-)


Unknown said...

Hi Kelly, thank you for visiting again and your kind comment. I am glad you like it!

Anonymous said...

I absolutely loved your post Petra. The combination of wrought iron with your silk painting is outstanding. Highly unusual but it really works. And your lovely painting is a showpiece all in itself. Thanks for sharing.
Warm wishes


Fiona Stolze

Unknown said...

Hi Fiona, thank you very much for your nice compliment and visit on my blog.
With the iron frame the painting looks a bit like a huge mosaic - doesn't it? I really would like to mount it like this but I don't have the space currently...

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