I may not know much about art, but I know what I like
Maybe it’s because I am cultural laggard, or because I live in Ford "Stop the Gravy Train" Nation, a quiet and leafy suburb-esque are in the north end of town, but until quite recently I had not even heard of artist Thrush Holmes (at right). Having now done so, and seen some of his work, I put myself squarely in the “big fan” column.
Keep your eyes on yourhome.ca for an upcoming mini-interview with Holmes. But since I also think that reading about art — especially when it’s written by some know-nothing décor columnist, can be tedious and because, after all, one picture is worth 1,000 words, here’s a little gallery of Holmes’ work.
I told my husband I wanted the piece titled Plutonium Ode for Christmas. He agreed, until he checked out the prices for these works and suggested instead a nice set of tea towels. Unless, of course, I wanted to sell one of our four kids. Which, actually, I don't - a fact that may come as a surprise to other parents of teenagers.
4 PLAY, MIXED MEDIA WITH RESIN ON PANEL, 96 X 60 INCHES, 2011
PLUTONIUM ODE, OIL AND SPRAY PAINT ON CANVAS, 120 X 96 INCHES, 2011
F*** EVERYTHING, OIL ON CANVAS, 84 X 60 INCHES, 2009
BIGGEST IN THE HOOD, OIL AND SPRAY PAINT ON CANVAS, 96 X 120 INCHES, 2010
PIECE OF S*** HOUSE, OIL AND SPRAY PAINT ON PANEL, 84 X 120 INCHES, 2008
EVERY OLD VERSE, MIXED MEDIA WITH NEON LIGHTS ON STEEL PANEL, 84 X 96 INCHES, 2008