Inspiration often comes from the most unlikely places. It might be found in the brightly colored hues of a coffee cup or a jumble of marbles in a mason jar. Celebrating ordinary objects in our everyday lives, Daryl Gortner brings out the extraordinary in what we might otherwise neglect to see or feel.
Karen Shapiro derives her art from what's already there. It doesn't have to be studied, interpreted or understood. Each piece speaks to an era, an event or a time when the item belonged in the life of the viewer. Karen takes “everyday” objects and presents them to the collector as precious and now larger-than-life in person.