Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Lost Chair

I painted this for my nephew Benjamin and gave it to him on his 4th birthday (he will be 8 soon). His parents apparently did not like it because I have never seen it again and they won't answer any questions about it. I was very pleased with how it came out and wish I had it back. If I can ever find another little chair (or even a big one) like this again I will paint another one. I had the chair from way back when I was in college and had started painting it but didn't finish it or like how it was going. So when Benjamin came along I redid it and it came out perfect. Very influenced by the work of Froud.


  1. That's really nice!

  2. Thanks! If you ever come across an unfinished/bare wood chair like this or with enough surface area to be painted similarly, please let me know. I have looked and looked and have never found another to paint similarly. :(

  3. The chair is simply beautiful! Like a piece of lost treasure...the art is woven amazingly well. How could they not love this?
    I'd bet your nephew had a love-affair with this chair...I know I would have. :)

  4. How beautiful! (The chair, that is.)

    But how awful what happened to it. :( I would have loved something like that when I was a kid. What am I saying? I would love something like that now too! :)

  5. I LOVE THAT SHREW LOOKING FAIRY! you should do something else with him. that is awesome. filled with win and yeah i think i would want to slap a parent for tossing that one. i mean that is filled with awesome

    have you thought about doing this to small pieces of furniture. you know they would sell. or even wooden boxes like you can get at Micheals and such. little wooden tables. chests of drawers

  6. Tristan:

    That chair -- heck, call it what it is, Jon, a THRONE! -- is unfreakin'believeable! It took me a while to realize that you did, in fact, paint the inside of the legs. The insides were bare for some time, it would appear, but I know better than to assume you left them that way. Did you also paint the underside of the seat?

    SHAME, SHAME, SHAME on those people for getting rid of that masterpiece. That is something I would have treasured for the rest of my life and would have had a hard time putting into my will because I'd never be able to decide who should get it after me!

    It's one thing to be able to consign an image to a canvas. There, you have the "luxury" of having a flat surface upon which to work. But, to work on something like this chair, to be able to look at it and SEE the image trapped inside it, is another magnitude of talent that I can barely fathom.

    I'm in mourning for the loss of this work of art.