Matthew Petro

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Living with Image #12

It’s been a couple of weeks since Tyson Crosbie’s Image #12 from Phoenix 21 arrived in our house (see my blog post about it). Since then, Tracie and I have become accustomed to having it on the wall, but we keep seeing new things in it as we look at it more.

When I look at the image, I wonder when all of the different marks and textures came from and when they happened. Some seem to be paint and some seem to be scratches. Tracie and I both wonder if the orange isn’t from a child with a crayon.

I’m also amazed at how the black/brown mark in the upper left makes all the difference in the image. Without it, the image would be just boring.


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Phoenix 21 comes to Glendale

Image #12 from Phoenix 21

Image #12 from Phoenix 21

Today, we were the fortunate recipients of one of Tyson Crosbie’s images from his Phoenix 21 exhibition. We’re displaying the image in our home for a month as part of Tyson’s Home Exhibit social experiment (vlog posts here and here). Although we weren’t initially selected, Kevin Spidel bequeathed his image to us, since he’s in the process of moving.

This morning, Tyson and Jamie came over to with Image #12 to install. We chose to put it in our living room, where we have a wall that’s just the right size to display the image. As you can tell from the photo, we have very red walls, which contrasts nicely with the colors and textures of the image.

Both Tracie and I love the image and the way it looks in our living room. We’ve discussed how awesome it would be to purchase the image and redecorate with it as the inspiration. Unfortunately, we don’t have the budget to do that now, but it’s good to dream. 🙂

After having looked at the image for a few hours now, I wish our walls were smooth instead of textured. When the daylight coming in is just right to accent the wall texture, I think it conflicts slightly with the textures of the image. But, that doesn’t happen all the time, and the wall texture isn’t all that distracting.

We’re honored to be entrusted with Tyson’s work. Much thanks and gratitude to he and Jamie for installing the piece and to Kevin for passing the image to us. More blog posts to come!

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