Thursday, February 19, 2009

Tactile




I find these sculptures by Pamela Sunday so curiously intriguing. I would love to hold one and examine it more closely. I've seen these lovelies here and there in various magazine spreads, but could never find a credit linking them to the artist. But by happenstance, I came across Mrs. Sunday's site and I am thrilled. Of course these fall into the category of "email for a price quote," which in my tongue translates to "you (me) probably can't afford these." Nevertheless, I'll keep on dreaming of these strange spiny, globular creatures...
update: So I went to go hunt down a photo in situ of one of these lovelies. I recall an interior by Thom Felicia in which one was prominently displayed on a coffee table. I can't seem to save the photo from the site, but take a look here if you are so inclined. The book in which it is featured is one I highly recommend. The interiors, especially the Hampton's home designed by Felicia, are gorgeous. I bought my copy in a little independent book store in Chattanooga, TN of all places. I was pleasantly surprised to note that the book has gone up in value, it must be out of print. I am immediately marching straight down to my Husband's basement office and informing him that this design obsession of mine has finally paid off, ha, the book is now worth at least four times what I paid for it! At which time he will inform me, he being the business-minded one of the pair, that it is worth nothing unless I can find a buyer...oh well, anyone interested? (wink, wink, I have a mortgage to pay)
updating the update: this is probably the longest update ever...but just as I am about to post, my husband calls and I tell him all of the above, insert: me beaming with pride, and he proceeds to inform me, in his oh-so kind and loving tone, insert: patronizing- "honey, it's not worth anything unless someone wants to buy it." Do I know my man or what! That was a good laugh.


{images via Pamela Sunday}

6 comments:

Raina said...

That gold finish is delish!

Alexis said...

I'm afraid to have spiky things in my house for fear that my children will impale themselves, but I do like how they look!

Designers' Brew said...

I like them... is it weird that they remind me of pollen?

erin@designcrisis said...

Funny story!

Nerf, I think they look like pollen, or like viruses. That's a plus in my book.

jae said...

I just saw these somewhere, too....can't remember now where...but, I thought they were very intersting. I especially like the white one that looks like an urchin.

nkp said...

Not weird at all NerF, I agree, they do look like pollen. And I LOVE that pollen shot, totally frameable art.