Thursday, October 20, 2011

Dawn Southworth in the Middle Bedroom

Here's a little sneak peek of the middle bedroom featuring the work of 
Massachusetts artist Dawn Southworth.

These two pieces are titled Wrenching Dreams I and II.  

Wouldn't this be a great way to display a collection of old tools?

The wrenches are vintage paper cutouts applied to collaged tar paper.  
Some of the wrenches, as you'll see below, are sewn to the piece with metal
wire thread.  The frames are made from wood reclaimed from a shoe factory
which is riddled with nail holes.

Be sure to check out her ironing board covers.  They're powerful, haunting,
creepy beautiful...perfectly fitting for this Halloween season.

Hope to take more photos of the middle bedroom over the 
weekend...if the light is bad enough!!


  1. Love these ghosts of tools - are they touching? -or wrenching?

  2. I love how you highlight artists and their work!
    lovely purveyor of the arts!

  3. Love that striped red pillow on your bed...just sayin'...:-)

  4. Hauntingly beautiful. They're like contemporary hieroglyphics. Very cool.

  5. Those are uber cool, Steve. I really like them -- every room needs a little edge. Reminds me of a vintage tool sign I found several years ago while thrifting. I was pregnant and hoping for a boy so I could buy it as nursery art. I spy a prettily made-up vintage spool daybed!

  6. Wonderful artwork. Will check out this artist!

  7. Lovely artwork. It is an unexpected touch that really works with your style.

  8. I remember how I loved looking at these just before I turned off the light and went to sleep.

    xo Jane

  9. I absolutely love industrial-based art: thanks for the tip!

  10. cool!
    a shoe factory?! how perfect since you collect antique shoe forms!

    happy weekend- looks like it's going to be a beauty!

  11. good luck with the bad/good light. that is an interesting piece of art. i think i like it. looking forward to more images of that room. have a good one.

  12. that is some pretty smoking likey.

  13. Love the wrench art! Can't wait to see more of the middle bedroom.

  14. What a neat idea! The more I look at it, the more I like it.


  15. They are completely brilliant. I love them! You have so many great things. When I see things like this, I want more creative time in my life, but I think I would need a whole alternate life for all the things I REALLY want to do.