Friday, February 27, 2015

Scanlon Apparati...!

 Beth Scanlon of Scanlon Apparati is my newest obsession!

Her combinations of intricate marbled papers with old maps and drawings can't be matched! Look at the detail of this wastebasket...the front side is actually recessed so the wooden tassels and awning could be added. This is part of the Tiepolo Pink collection. (My favorite!)



This photo shows many products from a design show in California last year.  Scanlon makes letter holders, wastebaskets, tissue boxes and other ephemera.



I saved the best for last. I don't know if I could bear to put trash in this, but I want it! Italian papers and intricate old maps make my heart skip a beat!...ok. one more photo to make your heart beat a little faster...

To quote from the website- "Admiring Tiepolo and the beautiful tent behind the figure of Asia traveling to Europe on the Wurzburg fresco, it occurred to me the Magi must have traveled with tents. So, my cartonnage tent originated as a Christmas piece. Charmed and not wanting to put it away, I turned to tent follies which also represented different continents and historical eras. I chose the Haga Park style because its designer, Luis Jean Deprez, was a French painter and architect who traveled frequently to Italy and I am an American artist who works with Italian paper. I imagine that Deprez may have admired Tiepolo's work too"."

I hope you have enjoyed these images as much as I do!

9 comments:

Marie Vanesse said...

Paper is such a wonderful material!! Do you know the work of Belgian artist Isabelle de Borchgrave Theresa? I'm sure you will love it too!!! She'q one of my idols :) http://www.isabelledeborchgrave.com/en_home.php

Theresa Cheek said...

Marie- Yes! I have seen her work in person. It is wonderful. I love things done with fine papers.

Mark Ruffner said...

These are delightful creations, Theresa, and what I also notice is that Beth uses or creates more vibrant and complicated marbled papers than I'm used to seeing (I'm looking at the next to last image). It's looking like Marino glass!

Theresa Cheek said...

Mark-there is some very serious marbling here! This is the level that is common for Italy. I need to raise my game!

Gina said...

Dear Theresa, I see why you love these whimsical creations. No need for you to take a back seat with your marbling techniques, I have seen your work and I am impressed.

Theresa Cheek said...

Gina- Thank you for your kind words! Beth's work is tedious and involves many things I love so, of course I love it!

MyFavoriteFrenchAntiques said...

Your marbled paper images has me counting the days until I arrive Italy in April.

Stunning! Nance

La Petite Gallery said...

First visit and I am impressed.
Loved the post.
yvonne

Theresa Cheek said...

Yvonne- thank you for visiting.

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