Re-make of John 15:5

Posted March 22nd, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, General, The Artists at Work |

Today, the re-make of John 15:5 was picked up by its happy new owner. Remember, Alibay had to re-create the cartoon, since it had been destroyed in the first making. The new piece is a little bolder in colors compared to the 2009 version, and entirely glorious! Luckily, our client appreciates the fact that each re-making of a motif will yield a different result! Here it is!

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Day 2 at the Architectural Digest Home Design Show

Posted March 22nd, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions |

What makes a good show? Well, sales of course! But what makes a show great? Nice neighbors! And I’m happy to report we are surrounded by wonderful energy and great talent again! Kirk Bauer is back, (www.kirkbauer.com), with his fabulous brushed aluminum pieces, also next door again are John Murphy (www.shopjohnmurphy.com) with his whimsical framed nature photos and Deborah Falls (www.deborahfalls.com) with her incredible flower paintings on silk. A new neighbor and most welcome addition in the textile art realm is felt artist Sharron Parker (www.sharronparker.com). We are blessed to have such great and fun neighbors!

First Day at Architectural Digest Show

Posted March 21st, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, General |

Here are some impressions of our booth this year, and a full take on ‘Elements’! It’s absolutely fabulous, and is getting a lot of attention! (Despite the many partial power losses our Aisle had today – what was up with that? Lights out at an exhibition? Not ideal!)

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Get your ticket discount for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show here!

Posted March 19th, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, General |

Please click here to get your discounted entrance tickets for the 2013 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. The show starts on Thursday, March 21 for the trade and design professionals, and is open Friday through Sunday (March 22 – 24) to the Public. Come see us at Pier 94 in NYC, booth M107 in the MADE section. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Elements – Earth

Posted March 1st, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, General, The Artists at Work |

Earth is still on the loom, too, so Alibay has to finish both Earth and Fire before coming to NYC! Keep your fingers crossed!

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Elements – Fire

Posted March 1st, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, General, The Artists at Work |

Fire turned out to be the biggest challenge. Alibay first painted a cartoon that he then considered un-weavable, and so had to go back to the design board. The second design is now on the frame being woven! 19 days to go until he has to get on the plane to come to NYC…

The final design choice

The final design choice

On the loom

On the loom

The un-weavable design

The un-weavable design

Elements – Air

Posted February 10th, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, General, The Artists at Work |

This is ‘Air’, still strung on the loom. It was woven ‘sideways’, so I have rotated the photo for better perspective. It looks a bit off, since the photo is not taken straight-on, so in case you feel a little ‘airy’ trying to make sense of it, don’t worry – it comes with the subject! 😉

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Elements – Water

Posted January 23rd, 2013 by Administrator | Posted in Events and Exhibitions, General, The Artists at Work |

Here is a first glance at ‘Water’, one of the 4 free form tapestries that will make up ‘Elements’, our center piece for the Architectural Digest Home Design Show. It is magical, and I can’t wait to see it together with ‘Earth’, ‘Fire’ and ‘Air’!

Remake of John 15:5

Posted December 19th, 2012 by Administrator | Posted in The Artists at Work |

We received a commission for a remake of John 15:5 (‘I am the Vine, you are the Branches’). The piece was originally made in 2009 for a Lutheran Church, and Alibay had since ‘messed up’ (his own words) the template. So in order to re-create the work, he had to actually repaint the cartoon! Weaving progress on this piece is slow, since it is all color gradation, which gives it it’s unique magical, almost 3-dimensional depth. I hope he can finish both this commission and ‘Elements’ in time for the big March show!

A first glance at ‘Elements’

Posted November 11th, 2012 by Administrator | Posted in The Artists at Work |

Alibay is working on a special new piece for the 2013 Architectural Digest Home Design Show. It will be called ‘Elements’, and will be a composition of 4 free form tapestries. Here is a first rough sketch of the work. I think it will be spectacular!