Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Michael Aram's Ocean Collection....

Hello Everyone.  Hope you are having a great week.  Today, I wanted to feature this amazing artist whose pieces I have included into my spring and summer tablescape.  I recently saw a few of his accessories at Neiman Marcus and just fell in love with his work. 

From his website:   Michael Aram is an American born artist who works primarily in metal. After studying fine art and living as an artist in New York in the late 1980's, Aram took what would later be a life-altering trip to India where he discovered rich metalworking traditions. Inspired to work with craftsmen whose skills he felt were greatly untapped, Aram turned his creative energies towards craft based design, setting up a home and workshop in New Delhi.

Aram's work reflects humanity through the directness of the handmade process, as each piece is lovingly made using age old traditional techniques. The artisan nature of the work imbues it with a soulful quality and an energy, which Aram feels is only possible with work, which reflects the hand of the maker. This energy is further enhanced by the tension of line, form, and meaning that is characteristic of Aram's work. As extraordinary objects, they cause us to pause and consider them, and therefore create a sense of ritual and ceremony in their day to day use. 



Below are some pieces from Michael's "Ocean" collection.










Hope you enjoyed this collection as much as I do! 

16 comments:

Diane Writes said...

I enjoyed the collection! Wonderful! Among the pieces, I love the bowl and the wine and glass holder.

Cynthia@Beach Coast Style said...

Ahhh so pretty and creative I think I will take one of each!

Della said...

Beautiful collection! Love the silverware!

Kaybe said...

Funny, Coral is everywhere right now. I love the flatware but I think my traditional husband's brain would go tilt if I set the table with it. I am getting ready to redecorate my bathroom around the PB coral shower curtain because I loved the print and the coral color so much.

Take good care,

Karen

Seaside Style said...

Hey Debbie,

His work is beautiful! Love it all.

simpledaisy said...

Wow! It's so very beautiful!!
ps...i'm having a little give-away on my blog! Stop on over if you have a minute!

Jana said...

I love that coral servingware!

Heaven's Walk said...

Amazing work, Debbie! What an artist! Such detail! Thanks for sharing, sweetie!

xoxo laurie

michelle said...

Just gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Those coral pieces, yes please!

pam @ iLoveShelling said...

Oooooh, so handsome! Oh and ...er..... so is his artwork.

Sundresses and Smiles said...

OOOOH, I AM IN LOVE! I was at Anthropologie today and they had some sea sculptures in the sale section and I thought of you! You should check it out!

Blooming Rose Musings said...

Beautiful collection. Wonderful work and detail. Thank you for sharing.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, Debbie, what beautiful work, indeed! You always find the most beautiful treasures--you have a knack for it! I hope you're having a beautiful weekend, my friend.
XO
Cindy

becky said...

Coralicious!

Beach House Living said...

Fabulous!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Great discovery, Debbie!! Glad to know about this work!