A whole new page…

Anyone familiar with this blog knows that I work alongside my husband, contemporary artist and furniture designer Matthew Broussard, both as a partner in building bespoke furniture and as a studio assistant for his artistic projects. I sand, gild, apply fine finishes and, the best part: spend lots of time talking about painting compositions, production methods and how to get from concept to completed project. You’re welcome to take a look at our latest projects on the newest page that we’ve made HERE.

Matthew working on his latest commission “Citta del Sole”

 He writes: 

City of the Sun – a painting

by Matthew Broussard on Sunday, July 8, 2012 at 2:02pm ·

City of the Sun

This painting takes its name from Tommaso Campanella’s book, written in the sixteenth century, in which Campanella describes an ideal city, an ordered, just, and poetic society.

The image is of a piazza that was built by my daughter with wooden building blocks on the floor of our room. I was struck by this act of ‘tracing’ a city both conceptually (she explained in minute detail the reason behind the placement of each block) and as it is realized, even in the adult world. From philosophers to urbanistic experts and the ordinary city-dweller who lives in the midst of it, everyone has their own concept of what the city should or could be.

Pictures from an exhibition

PLACE table, D.I.S.D. chair, and painting by Matthew Broussard

 Matthew Broussard’s press preview event at GWEP public&media relations new space, Guendalina bla bla was a great success, here are a few images (courtesy of Davide Campi) from the exhibition which will be open to the public for the first time today from 3:00 to 7:00 pm – click on the address below for a map:

Sculptural Lamp and MINT shelves (on loan from Mint Market, courtesy of Renato Baldini) by Matthew Broussard

To read an article about Matthew published in La Stampa in Italian or English, click HERE.

Limited edition bla bla torchiere and cedar-plank with steel book shelf by Matthew Broussard.