Friday, May 9, 2008

Home Sweet Home

While you are digging through the garden or decorating the house this weekend...remember why home is important and what it represents. Not only does a house provide shelter, but home is a feeling of comfort.

The Home Sweet Home series by artist Lisa Dahl brings an interesting perspective to the emotions associated with home. The small works (8"x 7") combine "images of American suburban homes" with "embroidered home-related phrases on domestic materials such as bed sheets and wallpaper. The resulting images are intrinsically sad and fragile on the one hand, but decidedly funny, even quaint, on the other. The miniature scale of the paintings provides an intimate view of homes that have been given great care and attention while simultaneously being put under some sort of duress."

The materials, stitching, and feeling of each piece is wonderful...I am truly in love.


View more work by Lisa Dahl.

13 comments:

Jude said...

Several of these would be great hung in a grouping together. Your sentiments about what home really is are so true.

Krissy said...

100% agree with Jude!

diana @ please sir said...

Thanks - I LOVE these so much - they would be great hung together.

littlebyRD said...

these are so cool and sweet! I also like Jude's idea of a grouping.

Hooked on Houses said...

Oh, these are fun! Great post, Diana.

Just stopped by to let you know I'm updating my blogroll today and adding yours to it. Thanks! -Julia :-)

Marie Louise said...

I like these - they're like nothing I've seen before. Kind of quirky but timeless as well.
I like seeing something totally new!

Jules said...

These are just adorable and beautiful. You always manage to post such unique finds!

Julia said...

Oh! These are charming! I think Wizard of Oz, but with a more cozy chic flavor! Thanks for posting these, sweetie :)

..::Becca::.. said...

Those are so cute!

Melissa Lewis-Off The Wall said...

These are so cute and so quaint feeling. I love your sentiments about what home is, that is so true! Great post!

Mrs.French said...

Oh how I love these. Each and every one of them!

diana @ please sir said...

Glad you enjoyed and hope you had time to reflect this weekend.

TokyoBunnie said...

these are lovely!

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