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Finding Art for Every Space and Budget

 
 This iPhone shot doesn't do this map justice; it's GIGANTIC- at least 5 feet wide, and would make such a great statement alone, or the grounding piece on a gallery wall. 

This iPhone shot doesn't do this map justice; it's GIGANTIC- at least 5 feet wide, and would make such a great statement alone, or the grounding piece on a gallery wall. 

At times, I've had fantasies about being an art collector, purchasing pieces of value, that are significant, that make a statement.  I'd buy what moves me, what intrigues me, what speaks to me.  How wonderful a life that would be! 

Sadly, my personal collection curating days are unlikely, or at least won't be as extravagant as Mr. Barnes'. But just because I don't have the means to afford the fine art I adore, doesn't mean I can't find any art at all! If you do your homework, there's actually a great deal of art out there that can fit any budget, including mine!

One of my favorite places to go is '20x200', a Jen Bekman project. Another is my trusty antique store.  Last weekend, I snapped some photos of wall art at Kudzu Antiques.  Mostly paintings caught my eye this time, but I couldn't leave out the map pictured above.  Maps are a fantastic way to bring interest to a space, and they tend to be fairly large in scale, giving them a bang for your buck.

Some might never be worth a dime, but as long as you buy what you love, you can't possibly go wrong.  But who knows? I might be the next Dorothy Vogel one day...

 Saw this wistful winter scene just days before the Polar Freeze. Living in Atlanta makes me miss my days of snow in New York

Saw this wistful winter scene just days before the Polar Freeze. Living in Atlanta makes me miss my days of snow in New York

 I've had an ongoing relationship with this gentleman for some time.  After writing this post, I'm fairly certain I'll be picking him up soon.  I love the colors and the patina of the frame.

I've had an ongoing relationship with this gentleman for some time.  After writing this post, I'm fairly certain I'll be picking him up soon.  I love the colors and the patina of the frame.

 I have to say, this boy creeps me out a bit.  That's terrible! But every time I return, I see him and am intrigued.  I think he would make an interesting addition to a gallery wall.  

I have to say, this boy creeps me out a bit.  That's terrible! But every time I return, I see him and am intrigued.  I think he would make an interesting addition to a gallery wall.  

 Something about the distorted perspective in this piece reminds me of Matisse, and just so happens  Mr. Matisse  also did a still life with a magnolia as its focal point. 

Something about the distorted perspective in this piece reminds me of Matisse, and just so happens Mr. Matisse also did a still life with a magnolia as its focal point.